Michael Olugbode, in Maiduguri
The alleged bad governance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State has been singled out for the rising number of beggars on the streets of Maiduguri.
Addressing the press on Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State fractional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Zanna Gaddama said many people living in Borno are living in poverty because of the poor governance from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the state.
Gaddama said as far as it is concerned, APC performance in the state is below expectation, lamenting that since the administration took over, the state has continued to witness pockets of attacks from Boko Haram Insurgents, with Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) roaming the streets and youths unemployment becoming the Vogue and a nuisance.
The Chairman who called the media to address the issue of the leadership crisis rocking the party in the state and what the party’s plan is to wrestle power from the ruling APC at the next general election slated for 2019.
On the Judgement of Justice Mohammed Salihu of the Federal High Court in Maiduguri on 4th July this year which nullified his chairmanship position and declared Alhaji Usman Mahdi Badeiri as the chairman, Gaddama said he has filed a motion for stay of execution of the court order , saying that the PDP national Secretariat through its legal adviser , Emmanuel Enolden has written a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) recorgnising him as the authentic PDP Chairman in the state.
“I wish to draw your attention that my humble Self as the state Chairman , and the other positions notably, secretary of the party , chairlady of the party , the youth leader still remain the authentic state Executive committee ( EXCO) in Borno state.
“I wish to let you know gentleman of the press that we have filed an appeal against the said judgement and have also applied for for stay of execution pending the determination of the appeal. Furthermore, a letter from our national headquarters has been served to the Commissioner of Police in Borno State, the department of state services (DSS) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Borno State.
“At this juncture, I want to use this opportunity to inform our party supporters and the general public that Borno state branch of PDP remains United, and we are ready to clinch power in the various elective positions in the state come 2010 in sha Allah,” he said.