Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno, has said Bola Tinubu, influential leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, played a key role, which helped to stabilise the state’s chapter of the party. The governor also said the popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari enabled the party’s win the 2015 governorship election.
“I always tell people that yes, politics is a local affair; yes, we carried out the fight and deployed different strategies for our freedom but then, the truth of the matter is that there are two people whose contributions to us were master strokes.
“We have President Muhammadu Buhari’s electrifying popularity to our advantage which significantly helped us during the elections.
“Before the elections, we had the wisdom and sincerity of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who supported us to remain in control of the APC in Borno State, secured our primaries and deployed energies to winning not just the governorship but also all the three senatorial, 10 House of Representatives and 28 state Assembly seats in Borno State”, Shettima said.
“For us in Borno State APC, I must confess that we owe our political freedom and independence to not only our firmness but importantly, to the wisdom and sincerity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.”
An estate – Bola Tinubu Court – was named after the former governor of Lagos (Tinubu), who is in Borno to commission some projects.