- Governor KAshim Shettima has promised not tointerfere with governorship primaries in Borno state
- The governor said he is happy and thankful to Allah who have given them this opportunity to celebrate this Eid El kabir
- According to him, it is only God that gives power to whom He desires
The governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has assured the people of the state that he would not be interfering with the 2019 gubernatorial primaries .
Shettima said it is only God that gives power to whom He desires.
Speaking while hosting his last Sallah party for APC stakeholders at Government House, Maiduguri, on Tuesday, August 21, Shettima thanked the people of Borno state for the solidarity and support given to him in the last seven years as a governor.
He also cautioned some politicians who he alleged have looted the state treasury, owned four private airlines and newly joined the ruling party to dictate a successor for him for 2019.
Vanguard reports that the governor said his administration survived issues of insecurity following attacks by Boko Haram terrorists, rebuilding of destroyed communities and schools, provision of social amenities and restoration of the dignity of Borno people, especially Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs.
The governor said: “I am happy and thankful to Allah who have given us this opportunity to celebrate this Eid El kabir. Although this could be my last time to host you as governor at the government house as my tenure elapse in May next year, I would like to appeal to all who I have offended to please forgive me."
“I want to also said that for some of our colleagues who are planting some seeds of discord to create disunity among us in APC because of who may emerge as my successor, will definitely fail in their mission, because, it is only Allah who give power to whom he desire," Shettima said.
“For some of us who have turned themselves as insurgency politicians, they will all be disappointed Insha Allah. Where are these insurgency politicians when we were battling with real insurgents, most of them relocated out of Borno to Abuja and safe areas, and we will not tolerate a situation where these run away insurgency politicians come back to Borno and cause disaffection among our ranks.
“I want to assure that I will not in any way as governor interfere with the upcoming governorship primaries of our great party. All I know is that many, of course, will come out and contest, but only one person will emerge as governor of Borno State come 2019.
“Whoever emerges as candidate, we will definitely support the person to come out victorious to continue from where I will stop," he concluded.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Shettima, had warned his colleagues in the 35 states of Nigeria to stop stealing public funds in their custody just to remain wealthy.
Shettima said rather than think of enriching themselves through such criminal means, they should concentrate on improving the lives of the people of their states.
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