Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, Friday, pleaded with his, and APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari’s, supporters not to attack President Goodluck Jonathan, who will be campaigning in the state Saturday.
Isa Gusau, Shettima’s media aide conveyed the plea in a statement he issued. “We must remember that His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and as citizens of this country, we have an obligation to respect his office and his person”, the statement reads. Shettima urged “millions of citizens who support the APC in Borno State and our Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and anyone that supports me or any of our National and State Assembly candidates in the state should shun any act of violence, intolerance and unlawful political behaviour before, during and after the President’s visit and should remain law-abiding citizens of Borno State as our laws, norms and values demand.”
Shettima absolved APC-controlled states of the recent attacks on the president, and avowed they took place in PDP-controlled states –Kastina and Bauchi States.
“We have political differences and our differences are legitimate and based on the principles of our political parties and what we stand for,” the statement stated.