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Zulum Identifies Lesson From His Borno Guber Victory



Zulum Identifies Lesson From His Borno Guber Victory

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Tuesday, identified the lesson he learnt in his quest to remain in office for another four years.

Zulum like other seating governors in Nigeria sought reelection into office during the state March 18 gubernatorial election under the platform of All Progressive Congress, APC.

Addressing citizens of the state, Zulum said “There were things we did wrongly or things we did not even do at all, which was wrong.

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“For whatever may have been our shortcomings whether at the Governor’s level, at the National or State Assembly levels, I besiege you to forgive our shortcomings.

“I am aware of those who abandoned the comfort of their homes and families in Maiduguri and Abuja to travel to Local Government Areas where they spent days solving problems within our party, uniting party leaders and members, and mobilizing voters to polling units in villages and towns across our 27 LGAs.

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“I am taking accurate roll call of all stakeholders who traveled to their Local Government Areas ahead of February 25th Presidential and National Assembly elections, as well as March 18th Governorship and State Assembly elections.

Revealing the lesson he learnt, Zulum said “What this victory tells us is the reaffirmation that you the people of Borno State hold the power to make or mar the victory of any political party or candidate.

“Let me also recognize that your powers as electorates have been strengthened by recent innovations from the INEC. These innovations which include the introduction of BVAS, are increasingly making rigging nearly impossible for those who desire it.

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“The implication of this important measure is that elected leaders either work for their people or get voted out. Let me commend INEC in general for conducting a credible election across all levels in Borno State.

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Reassuring his commitment to better the life of the people of Borno, Zulum stressed “We will continually invest in modern Agriculture, ensure growth and development in education, health and general infrastructure.

“Mostly importantly, we shall insha Allah provide job opportunities to women and youths. We shall strengthen the civil service by ensuring sustainable payments of all entitlements, and we will address key challenges bothering the civil service.

“We have so much to do for Borno’s recovery, growth and development.

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“This is why, every leader from Borno State cannot afford the luxury of time to waste. While others may have the luxury of fun, we have fellow citizens who seek protection from brutal deaths. We have fellow citizens who are homelessly living as IDPs and Refugees, and they look up to us to get them homes and means of livelihood.

“We simply cannot afford to fail our people in distress and those with needs across the south, north and central” he said.

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