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I will surpass my achievements if re-elected, says Zulum

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AHMED MARI,   Maiduguri



The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum has assured the people of the state that he would surpass his current achievements, if re-elected in the March 11, 2023 gubernatorial election.


Prof. Zulum, who gave the assurance while flagging off campaign for his re-election and all other All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates, which held at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri on Monday said “this administration has done a lot in the areas of reconstruction, resettlement, health, education, job creation and youths empowerment, agriculture among others. If re-elected for the second term, we would do more.


“We have  carried out 100 capital projects in the first 100 days,   reconstructed over 10,000 urban and rural houses, built 24 MDGs schools, rehabilitated 108 secondary schools, over 300 health facilities, disbursed billions of Naira as grants, loans and assistance to our businessmen, women and youths. I want to assure you, we would surpass all we have done in first term if re-elected into office come 2023”, Zulum said.


The governor further said “as human we can eared, I want to apologize on behalf of myself and all those in elective positions in the state to the people of the state. In one way or the other in our last 3 years we have eared.


“Yes, we have differences in political affiliation, we are all together and all people of Borno State. We cannot afford to create permanent enmity among ourselves for the sake of temporary offices, political positions and the life itself, are opportunities we must all forfeit some days. We must therefore respect our shared human values,” he said.


Zulum also said his administration embarked on the fight against thuggery to ensure decorum in the political system of the state. We are also fighting thuggery and street begging through outright prohibition, social reforms, social protection and job creation”, he said.


He said before the end of January 2023, they will make available their continuity plan for another four years of working toward Borno Accelerated Recovery Growth and Development.


“InSha’Allah, we plan to spread our developmental projects to all the three geo-political zones on fair and equal distribution. There are areas we couldn’t do much in the first term, but will be addressed in the second term.


“We plan to sustain and improve our focus on Reconstruction and Resettlement, on healthcare, water supply, western and Islamic education, agriculture, road infrastructure and above all security of life and property.


“I remind the people of Borno State and urge you in the APC to remember that we all go to work but our strength lies with our unity, and by unity I mean unity of purpose. We should work and ensure that we sweep all the political offices from president to members of state assembly, we cannot afford to lose a single ward” he said.


In his remarks, the former Governor of Borno state, Senator Ali Modu Sherriff said “the administrations of Former Governors Maina Maaji, Mala Kachalla, myself and Kashim Shettims all together, we have not done what Zulum has done in the last three years. The achievements of Governor Zulum are there for all to see.


“I would personally come and visit the 27 local government areas to campaign for the re-election of Governor Zulum. I therefore urge you to come out en-masse to vote for Tinubu, Shettima, Governor Zulum and all other APC candidates.


Also speaking, the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu represented by the  Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Abubakar Kyari, said the developmental projects executed by the governor speak volumes and will give the party easy sail not only in the state but the country as a whole.


“Borno people are very lucky to have him as governor, and they should thank God by voting him and the APC to continue with the good job they are doing” he said.


In his goodwill message, the former Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen.Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd), called on the people of Borno state to come out en masse and vote for the governor, and with his exceptional performance, he deserved a second term”


Earlier in his welcome address, the Borno State APC chairman, Hon. Ali Dalori urged people of Borno to come out and vote APC candidates from top to bottom, especially, now that Governor Zulum is seeking re-election and secondly because of the son of the state that us vying for Vice President


In his vote of thanks, the Chairman Borno state APC campaign Council, who is also the State Deputy Governor, Hon. Umar Kadafur thanked all for gracing the occasion saying that with the calibre of the people present at the occasion, certainly Insha Allah AOC will come out victorious in all elective positions come 2023 general election.


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