Even as the Boko Haram insurgency increases in intensity, the All Progressive Congress in Borno has promised President Muhammadu Buhari 2.3 million votes in the 2019 presidential election.
This was disclosed by the state party chairman of the party, Ali Bukar Dalori at the presidential rally in Borno on Monday.
‘We want to promise Your Excellency 2.3 million votes in the coming election,’ Dalori said in his address.
The party chairman asked the president to be rest assured of the support of the people of Borno, stressing that ‘this is your first home’.
The state governor, Kashim Shettima also reiterated this while also addressing the crowd.
‘Your Excellency you have done a lot to the people of Borno, you love Borno more than your home state of Katsina.
‘The only way to give you back what you have done to us is by giving two million votes’, the governor said while giving his speech at the rally.
President Muhammadu Buhari rode into power on the promises of fighting corruption and terrorism. One of his major campaign themes was the end of the Boko Haram insurgency. Four years into his administration, Boko Haram is far from defeated, and has grown stronger and more vicious in recent times.
Despite Buhari’s failure at bringing peace to Borno State, he seems set to win the state at the 2019 presidential election.
Below are photos from the presidential campaign in Maiduguri today.