- A member of the House of Representatives from Borno state, Alhaji Ayuba Mohammed Bello, says Governor Shettima has done well for Borno in terms of development projects
- He suggests that the political calculus in the state would likely change due to the recent defection of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to the APC
- Sheriff, Shettima reach peace deal in Abuja meeting
A member of the House of Representatives from Borno state, Alhaji Ayuba Mohammed Bello, has expressed concern over who succeeds Governor Kashim Shettima as his tenure expires in 2019.
Daly Trust reports that Bello, who represents Jere federal constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly, said despite the challenging situation in the state, Governor Shettima had done well for Borno in terms of development projects.
He however, stated that the political calculus in the state would likely change due to the recent defection of Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to the ruling APC.
He said Sheriff’s defection could make it difficult for Shettima to choose a successor that would continue from where he stopped.
Meanwhile, a truce has been reached between the governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima and a former governor of the state, Ali Modu Sheriff; as the former and the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to allow the ex governor and his allies rejoin the ruling party.
Shettima and Sheriff; alongside Sheriff’s ally Alhaji Kashim Imam as well as the brokers, Malam Abba Kyari and Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, reportedly reached the truce at a meeting which took place in Abuja, on Tuesday night, May 1, into the early hours of Wednesday, May 2.
NAIJ.com gathers that Shettima and Sheriff forgave each other at the end of the meeting; and it was decided that the former governor and his allies could rejoin the party; not as a group, but as individuals, at the ward level. Also, it was agreed that in accordance with the party’s constitution, the impending ward, local government and state congresses would go ahead.
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