- Aggrieved members of the APC have been asked not to meddle in anti-party activities during the forthcoming general elections
- According to Governor Shettima, it would be a costly mistake for party members to work against their candidate in the elections
- Shettima maintained that the anti-party activities are never hidden and they have unpredictable outcomes
Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, on Tuesday, January 29, called on aggrieved members of the APC who are not happy with his government not to work against the party during the forthcoming general elections.
Shettima who made this known on Tuesday, January 29, while inaugurating the Borno APC 2019 campaign council said it would be a costly mistake for party members to work against their candidate in the elections, Premium Times reports.
The governor, who chaired the party campaign council said: "l told members that future patronage of party politicians by the government would be measured by how well they had done in delivering the winning votes for candidates within their electoral units, wards, and local government areas.
"As stakeholders you should bear in mind that, your political reputation will lie with your collaborative effort to win all elections within your area.
"For instance, losing MMC, Chibok, Hawul, Askira Uba, Biu or anywhere to PDP will only make stake-holders from these local government areas to lose the legitimacy of bargaining for any political privileges within the APC in Borno state.
“Moreover, you should always bear in minds that electorates are not robots that you tell to vote APC in one ballot paper and vote PDP in another ballot paper. From history, anti-party activities are never hidden and they have unpredictable outcomes."
According to the governor when one works against someone and he or she wins an election, it automatically means that person is not relevant. He said it is wiser to help someone you disagree with to win the election so that you can have something to boast before such person.
“I urge all of us to bury whatever grievances we have and work together. There are some candidates who were angered in 2015 after losing out. Today, they are flag bearers of our party. I urge us to work for each other.
“We should always remember that the APC is a vehicle on a journey with all of us on board. When a vehicle is moving with you, it will be suicidal to remove any part of that vehicle otherwise everyone will crash. Perhaps the person who removes the part of the moving vehicle could be the first casualty," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Kashim Shettima, on Tuesday, September 25, ordered the immediate dissolution of the state Executive Council.
A statement issued in Maiduguri by the secretary to the Borno government, Alhaji Usman Jidda-Shuwa, directed all commissioners to handover to permanent secretaries in their respective ministries before September 28.
The SSG said the governor appreciated the commissioners for their services and contributions to the unprecedented developmental progress recorded by the administration and wished them well in their future endeavors.
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