The Borno State Government on Friday raised the alarm over a grand plot by the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal government to scuttle the forthcoming general elections in the state.
The Commissioner for Information, Dr. Mohammed Bulama, who made the state government’s position known at a press briefing in Maiduguri, said the recent politically motivated attack and allegations by the party were parts of the plan to ensure that elections do not hold in the northeastern state.
Bulama said, “Everyone knows that the PDP cannot win the forthcoming elections as the party has been nowhere in the last four years when the state went through its hardest time.
“Since the PDP knows that they are going to meet their Waterloo during the elections, they do not want the day to come or try as much as possible to discredit our victory which is already assured.
“It is a known fact that the leaders of the PDP in the state, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Alhaji Mohammed Imam, are the promoters of politics of violence and are presently drawing from the reservoir to destabilise the state”.
Bulama explained, “That Sheriff having lost his bid for the senate has nothing to protect but to see that Governor Kashim Shettima who has grown to become his major traducer does not get his mandate renewed.
“On his part, Mohammed Imam has seen that the election is already won and lost and he does not have the intention of accepting his fate and move on without an inglorious fight”.
The commissioner added that the state government and the APC would do everything to ensure that the elections are held because “we can see that we have the chance of not only winning the state but forming government at the federal level”.