-The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be proscribed
- This is the submission of Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima
- Shettima made the remark at Senator George Akume's house
The chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be banned.
Shettima made the statement when he led his counterparts from Bauchi and Kano states, Mohammed Abubakar and Abdullahi Ganduje on a solidarity visit to the newly elected Tor Tiv in Makurdi, Benue state, yesterday, January 3.
He made the remark at Senator George Akume’s house, Daily Trust reports.
Though the governor did not elaborate on why the PDP should be proscribed, he said that if Buhari had not won the 2015 presidential election, Nigeria would have gone into extinction.
He attributed Nigeria’s woes to “PDPs 16 years of bad governance.”
Also speaking at the Government House in Makurdi, Shettima emphasised oneness among northern Nigerians in order to foster peace in the region.
He dispelled rumours that the forum’s visit to Benue was targeted at political calculation ahead of 2019.
According to him, the NGF was in the state for the third time on solidarity visit premised on a happy note, though the previous ones were for condolences.
Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom applauded Shettima for his passionate support for Benue, especially standing with the state in its hours of trial when Fulani herdsmen unleashed terror in parts of the state.
Shettima's comment is coming a week after a Borno-based legal practitioner, Elmustapha Muhammad in an open letter to him, expressed his frustrations with the state governor and his style of governance.