BY ABDULLAHI ISAH, MAIDUGURI
The chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori has called on the embattled former Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP he leads to join hands with Governor Kashim Shettima in his Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resetlement process involving returning millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their liberated communities.
Hon. Dalori made the call in an interview with newsmen in Maiduguri against the backdrop of agitations in some quarters that Sheriff is working underground to woe some APC stakeholders and loyalists of Governor Shettima to cause disaffection in the ruling APC ahead of the 2019 general elections in the state.
The APC chairman said the ruling APC, under the leadership of Governor Shettima who is serving his second term in office, has an open -door- policy of accepting anybody who comes to join hands in developing the state which has witnessed series of attacks and destruction by insurgents, adding that, with the Supreme Court judgement which nullified Senator Sheriff’s National Chairmanship of the PDP in favor of Senator Ahmed Makarfi, the APC was willing to accept embattled Senator Sheriff if he choses to join APC, the greatest political party which he (Sheriff) was one of the founding fathers of, before he left to PDP.
While declaring ‘No Vacancy in the Government House, Maiduguri for any other party come 2019 general elections’, following the unprecedented developmental strides executed in the area of job creation, poverty alleviation, security, agricultural modernization, infrastructural provision like good roads and drainages, prompt payment of salaries and allowances to civil servants among others by Governor Shettima, the APC Chairman reiterated that no opposition party will win any elective position at the wards, local and state government levels come 2019, as his party will produce candidates acceptable to the electorate.”
He therefore appealed to all and sundry to continue pray for the restoration of peace and development in the state and the country at large.