The Borno State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Ali Bukar Dalori has declared that Gov. Babagana Zulum remain the candidate to beat in 2023.
Dalori made the declaration in Maiduguri while speaking to newsmen.
Dalori said that the victory of Zulum in 2023 remain certain by the grace of Allah.
He said that the successes recorded by the administration in all sectors are there for people to see, adding that his administration has set a standard that now remain the benchmark of measuring other governors across the country.
The party chairman noted the restoration of peace, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their liberated communities as well as the picking up of farming and business activities in the state as a legacy has a better chance than any political party to win all elective positions.
The Chairman who is responding to allegations levelled against him that went viral in the social media claiming that he had accused the Governor of not doing enough to unite party supporters ahead of the 2023 polls, said the baseless allegation is the figment of the opposition parties, particularly PDP that is hellbent on sowing discord in APC because it cannot withstand APC on issue based campaign.
Dalori said the PDP has out of desperation resorted to hiring some people to concoct fake news against the APC which is the only united party in the state.
Dalori challenged anyone making the allegations to come up with facts publicly on how APC is divided as alleged by the faceless individuals on social media platforms.
“It is shameful to hear that a faceless individual posted on his facebook page with my picture that I accused His Excellency, Governor Babagana Zulum of dividing our great Party, the APC. This is fake news and should be discountenanced.
“Of course, as the 2023 general elections draws nearer, it is not surprising that some desperate and failed members of the opposition parties, especially the sinking PDP would always concoct all sorts of baseless allegations against our great APC, but we will never be distracted by their antics.
“Going by the unprecedented achievements recorded in the last three and half years of the Zulum’s administration, with restoration of peace, reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons,( IDPs) back to their liberated communities, the APC has a better chance to win all elective positions in Borno and Nigeria as a whole by God grace,” Dalori added.
He called on the teaming supporters of the APC and by extension lovers of democracy under the Zulum led- administration to disassociate themselves from fake news mostly portrayed in the social media space by enemies of progress, and continue give their unflinching support and cooperation on the good policies and programmes of the government aimed at transforming the state.