Coordinator of the Goodluck Jonathan 2015 Campaign Organization in Borno state, Alhaji Bulama Fugu, yesterday urged the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, to dump his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Fugu was the Speaker of the Borno State House of Assembly during the tenure of former governor Ali Modu Sheriff. He was, however, forced to resign following a fierce political battle with Sheriff.
His appeal to Shettima came on the heels of Sheriff’s announcement that he would soon officially ‘pull out’ his supporters from the APC and lead them to PDP.
According to Fugu, Shettima would have a “safe sail” in 2015 if he decamps to the PDP, adding, “It will also save the governor all the stress and embarrassment in 2015 because PDP is now the future for the people of Borno State”.
The former speaker, who spoke with reporters in Maiduguri, said since 1999, Sheriff had been “the biggest headache of the PDP”, adding that now that the former governor had left the APC for the PDP, it means the political terrain in the state would change.
Recalling his political battles with Sheriff, Fugu said, “I had my feeling about the bad government of the then ANPP in the state and I expressed myself accordingly. Sheriff was in government then, which is a different situation and I judged him by his failures and performance then; but now being in the PDP is another different ball-game because we know he has the carriage to make the party perform better, even though we have a good number of his equals in the PDP”.