The secretariat of the Borno state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maidugiri has been demolished. The demolition was carried out by a team of mobile police force and officials of the Borno state government earlier today, Sunday, January 21.
The demolished Borno PDP secretariat earlier today, Sunday, January 21. Photo credit: Borno PDP The building which was recently acquired by the opposition party was alleged to have been brought down on the order of the governor of the state, Kashim Shettima.
Addressing journalists after the demolition exercise, a chieftain of the party, Baba Isa, disclosed that the state government has been mounting pressures on the owner of the building to revoke the lease agreement with PDP.
A vehicle of the demolition officials at the site of the demolished Borno PDP secretariat earlier today, January 21 His words: “Initially we thought the threats were part of the usual persecutions we have been facing all these years but when the governor revoked the building’s certificate of occupancy, we knew his desperation to take us out has taken a new dimension.
“We are not oblivious of the fact that the PDP is a threat to the maladministration of the APC rule in Borno state and this sudden strategy to silence us won’t work.
“Look around you, the people resent this government, they have vowed to do away with anything associated with APC and this show of shame and dictatorial approach won’t change their stand.”
The incident is coming 72 hours after Governor Kashim Shettima made a u-turn and admitted he is contemplating contesting for senatorial position in the 2019 general elections.
The governor’s position came a few days after he reportedly said on a television programme that he intends to go to school and not run for any political position after the completion of his governorship tenure.