- A group in Borno has accused some APC chieftains in the state of planning an attack against ex-governor Kashim Shettima ahead of 2023
- The civil society group alleged that seven party members have already planted a malicious allegation about Shettima on social media
- According to the president of the group, the aim of the APC chiefs is to make Shettima lose his senatorial position in 2023
Chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state numbering about seven have been accused by a group, Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance (COCMEGG), of planning to destroy ex-governor Kashim Shettima with a campaign.
The Guardian reports that Comrade Kenneth Aigbegbele, the president of the civil society group in a statement on Thursday, April 16, said that the chieftains were angry about the outcome of 2019 state governorship elections ahead of 2023 polls.
According to Aigbegbele, the chieftains have already planted a malicious allegation on social media, alleging that Shettima has been boasting of being worth $900m in cash and fabricating a fake Wikipedia page to support the claim.
Seven APC chiefs allegedly planning to destroy Borno's ex-governor Shettima ahead of 2023 - Group reveals how
COCMEGG's president went on to note that the APC chieftains had hired two ICT experts and social media engagements to edit a Wikipedia page claiming Shettima had also failed to account for N200 billion.
This means that the Borno senator is worth more than the northern state's internally generated revenue in the eight years he ruled as governor, he stated.
Explaining further, Aigbegbele stated that the aim of the party chieftains is to have the former Borno governor humiliated by either the ICPC or EFCC, or by losing his seat representing Borno Central senatorial district at the polls in 2023 should he seek reelection.
The group's president also expressed worry that these chieftains have been shopping for civil societies to recruit into their mission.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Shettima said that now he is in Abuja he won’t mind being part of the cabals in the current government if he had the opportunity.
Shettima, who is a serving senator was reported to have made the comment when speaking at the 17th edition of the Daily Trust dialogue held in Abuja.
The former governor stated that there is a cabal in every administration, noting that cabals existed in the administration of former American presidents Jimmy Carter and Barrack Obama.
"When Jimmy Carter was the president of America he had his own cabal. They were called the Georgia Gang. Almost all his appointees were from Georgia.
“Even when our own brother, Barack Obama became president, about 16 top appointments in the Obama administration were from Chicago. His first two chief of staff, so also two secretaries, his two advisers were all from Chicago. So, power does not exist in a vacuum," he said.
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