12 February 2018

Nigeria: Group Calls for Power Shift to Borno South

Maiduguri — A political pressure group, the Southern Borno Global Initiative in Borno State, is agitating for a shift of the state's governorship seat to the southern part as political activities gather momentum towards 2019.

The group took the position at the weekend during the inauguration of its executives for Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere and Gwoza local government areas.

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the group, Mohammed Ali Ahmadu, said they also deserved recognition in the scheme of things.

"We are not third class or second class citizens in Borno State. We are loudly calling on the political class in the state to ensure that power rotates smoothly among the three zones, instead of shuttling between two zones (North and Central)," he said.

He noted that Borno South never produced a governor since the creation of the state and there was therefore the need to support a credible candidate from the area.


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