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PDP Sinks in Borno as 8 governorship Candidates, 17 PDP House of Assembly Candidates Joins APC

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FROM LEFT: SHEHU OF BORNO ALHAJI ABUBAKAAR IBN EL KANEMI; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND GOV KASHIM SHETTIMA OF BORNO DURING THE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT THE SHEHU OF BORNO IN MAIDUGURI ON THURSDAY (7/3/13)
FROM LEFT: SHEHU OF BORNO ALHAJI ABUBAKAAR IBN EL KANEMI; PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN AND GOV KASHIM SHETTIMA OF BORNO DURING THE VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT THE SHEHU OF BORNO IN MAIDUGURI ON THURSDAY (7/3/13)

Eight governorship Candidates of different political parties in Borno state and the hundreds of their supporters alongside 17 House of Assembly Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state have dump their ambitions  and back the governor Kashim Shettima led  All Progressives Congress (APC) for Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.

The governorship candidates had storm the Borno state government House on Wednesday where they unanimously withdraw their candidature   ‎to support incumbent governor Kashim shettima for a second term in office.

Speaking in  their individual capacities the ‎the candidates said the unprecedented achievements of the Governor Shettima led – administration so far have  convinced them to concede and back the governor for a second term in office

Chairman of the governorship candidates forum Rufai Monguno said hundreds of their supporters across the 27 local government areas of the state have begun massive campaign to ensure that governor Shettima is returned elected.

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” our members have started campaigning for governor Kashim shettima’s second term bid, we will not leave any stone unturned in our collective quest to canvass for votes for governor shettima come Apri 11 elections ” Monguno said.

Governor Shettima who was highly elated with the voluntary withdrawal and unanimous support commended the governorship candidates for their action and promised to continue the good work if reelected as governor.

” I want to thank you most sincerely  by voluntarily   conceding to support me ; conceding  grounds  is no mean feat. It is obvious that we are beginning to positive  change in our democracy” shettima said

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Governor also disclose that 17 house of Assembly Candidates of the PDP have already declared to withdraw their candidature   ‎and support the APC and governor Shettima in particular ahead of the governorship elections.

Meanwhile the 8 governorship Candidates  also present their withdrawal letter with the party letter head to the governor and also promised to take same to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The governorship candidates who were present at the meeting include ‎ Rufai Monguno ACP,‎ Abu Sakwa CPP, Ajia Bukar Auno APGA, Ahmed Kasim Amin PDC Babagana K Musa PPA‎ Ahmed Alh Bulama ACPN, Abba Modu SDP, Baba Malla Bakomi LP, and Joel Joseph a running mate of Accord party governorship cadidate who stood for the governorship Candidate, Samuel Osiri

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