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Borno deputy governor denies rift with Shettima

10 February 2014, 10:55

Maiduguri - The Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha denies having any rift with Governor Kashim Shettima over the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

Mustapha denied the alleged rift, which he said was making the rounds when he paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Biu, Mustapha Aliyu, in his palace.

He said it was not true that he had teamed up with former Borno Governor, Ali Modu Sheriff, to take over the control of APC in the state.

The deputy governor said the rumoured disagreement with his boss was the handiwork of those who wish to harm him.

He added that Governor Kashim Shettima remains the leader of the APC in Borno.

"I want to say without fear of contradiction that Governor Shettima is the only APC leader in Borno. We are 100 per cent behind him.

"All those rumours about disagreements over the state leadership of the party are false.

"I wish to call on those spreading such rumours about division in the party to stop it.’’

Mustapha said he was in Biu, headquarters of Biu Local Government Council of the state to register in the ongoing APC membership registration and urged his supporters to ensure that they were also registered.

Responding, the emir thanked him for the visit and wished him success in his endeavours.

-  NAN

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