2019: Youth appointed as Borno APC guber candidate grassroots’ mobilizer
NEWS DIGEST–As the race towards next year’s gubernatorial election takes shape in Borno State, Comrade Mahmud Lawan Bakura, has been appointed as the President of Zulum Solidarity Forum.
The solidarity forum is a grassroots and support-mobilization group for the Borno State’s All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.
Lawan Bakura, received his appointment letter at a colorful ceremony in Maiduguri, the state capital, on Friday.
During the inauguration of members of the forum, a former chairman of Mafa Local Government Area in the state, Hon. Shettima Lawan Maina, tasked Bakura and other persons in the Solidarity Forum, to work assiduously and massively drum up support for Prof Zulum and the APC in Borno State.
Shettima said: ‘’Prof Zulum is not only an accomplished university don, he is a prudent manager of financial resources, as evidenced in the way he judiciously utilized resources to rehabilitate IDPs while serving as Commissioner of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Relocation, before he emerged as APC governorship candidate. Therefore, it behooves on members of this solidarity forum to do everything possible by garnering the electorates’ support for our candidate. Borno State needs a competent, erudite, visionary, focused, incorruptible and energetic person in the mold of Prof Zulum to take over and continue the work already started by our amiable governor Kashim Shettima.’’
Accepting the responsibility saddled on him, Comrade Lawan, promised to work with other members of the forum towards ensuring the victory of Prof Zulum, adding that: ‘’Borno State APC is lucky to have a man of untainted integrity like Prof Zulum. And having emerged as our flagbearer, we shall ensure that we convince the electorates beyond doubt, on the need to vote for him. He is one candidate, the entire Borno are rooting for to succeed our articulate and progressive-minded governor Kashim Shettima. Insha Allah, with our goodwill and that of the Borno voters, Prof Zulum on May 29, 2019, shall assume office as Borno State new governor.’’