By Yakubu Uba, Maiduguri.
Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday inaugurated his re-election campaign, with a promise to deliver over 600 viable projects.
Addressing party supporters at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri, Zulum lauded the resilience and support of the people of the state for his administration in the past four years.
He said that he was running for a second term to enable him to do more in spite of the successes recorded by his administration in the current term.
“We are grateful to the people of Borno for your support.
“We are even more grateful because with your support, we are able to build 10,000 urban and low-cost houses, reconstructed communities, in which we resettled close to one million displaced citizens, and we massively supported them with livelihood.
“Even as we set to begin more rigorous campaign, I assure you, the good people of Borno, that we will not abandon our obligations to serve because of campaign,” Zulum said.
The Deputy National Chairman of APC, Sen. Abu Kyari, said that the party was well represented by the governor’s unprecedented performances, stressing that the people needed to remain focused.
“Conduct your campaign in a mature manner and ignore all negative propaganda by the opposition,” he said.
In their separate remarks, former governors of the state, Ali Modu-Sheriff and Maina Ma’aji, lauded Zulum for his sterling leadership qualities.
They noted that the feats achieved under Zulum stewardship of the state surpassed previous administrations, while urging the electorate to vote for him and other candidates of the party at all levels.
Also, former Chief of Army Staff and serving Ambassador of Nigeria to Benin Republic, Tukur Buratai, said that Zulum deserved a second term, adding the governor would sweep the votes, in view of his outstanding performances.
The rally was attended by APC bigwigs, including Sen. Ali Ndume, Minister of State for Agriculture Mustafa Baba-Shehuri, Speaker of Borno State House of Assembly Abdulkarim Lawan, APC Women Leader in Borno, Fati Kakinna, among others.