Borno State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ali Bukar Dalori has commended governor Kashim Shettima for allowing aspirants vying for various positions to obtain forms and face primaries.
Alleging that party members were denied freedom to aspire for positions in the previous dispensations, Dalori said it was the first time since 1999 that aspirants under a ruling party in Borno State where given such freedom.
“The Governor resisted offers to anoint a successor. He has rather opted for an open and liberal democratic process where persons with aspiration were not only allowed but even encouraged to obtain forms for expression of interest.
“The APC in Borno State is happy with its growing number of aspirants especially for the governorship in Borno State because the development has charged the political atmosphere in favour of the APC and in positive and peaceful manner.
“Now, all aspirants have rights to engage themselves in consultations and lawful negotiations which are common with democracies. The APC in Borno State under the democratic leadership of Governor Kashim Shettima will continue its ongoing extensive consultation with all segments of people to gather views relating to the future of the State,” Dalori stated.
He assured all APC members that there was no cause for alarm on the number of aspirants and called on the members to pray for the party to produce the best candidates at all levels who will work to sustain, preserve and accelerate ongoing efforts towards the stability of the State.