By Baba Kura Mallam, Maiduguri
The Borno State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has distanced itself from a campaign message allegedly authored by a chieftain, Alhaji Grema Terab.
Specifically, the campaign is calling for the return of former President Goodluck Jonathan to in the 2019 general election.
State Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bello Ayuba said a statement on Thursday that the move became necessary as Grema Terab has been parades himself as a member of the APC in Borno State whereas there is no record of him registered as card carrying member in any of the 312 wards across the 27 local or local government areas of Borno State.
“Last night, many of our APC members in Borno State were shocked to receive messages on their mobile phones with the following words in quote: “Fellow Northern Youths, join the launching of our movement to Bring-Back-Goodluck-Jonathan in 2019; holding tmr, Thursday, Abuja.
“All Northerners have failed this country and no northerner (Muslim or Christian)has capacity. Let us Northerners also concede the Vice President to Gov Ayo Fayose.
“He is the most courageous, honest Nigerian leader today. Jonathan/Fayose 2019 ticket will transform our country. Fayose is man of masses and Jonathan is very humble and the most capable leader in Africa.
“He is also a very very very generous man. Whoever worked with Jonathan say goodbye to poverty. We need empowerment in Nigeria. Signed The Great Grema Terab (former chairman, SEMA, Borno State)”, the statement noted. #
Adding, the statement said, “While we respect the freedom of any Nigerian, including Grema Terab to associate with any political party and aspirant of his choice for all elective office, we found it disturbing that some Nigerians are already assuming Terab is a member of the Borno APC for the fact that he always identifies himself as a member of the APC in Borno State mainly because he once held public office as Chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency from 2013 to 2015 and also openly associates with public office holders in Borno State and in Abuja who are of the APC.”