The North-East Progressive Coalition (NEPC), under the aegis of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), has once again expressed its commitment to ensuring the party’s success in the build-up to the gubernatorial and state house of assembly polls. At the presidential polls, the coalition led by its Coordinator General, Comrade Muhammed Konto Mafa (Engr), heralded several outreaches and advocacy at the grassroots to support the presidential bid of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his running mate, who is also a son of the soil, Senator Kashim Shettima.
Some of the notable rallies of the NEPC in support of the APC progressive agenda span across areas like Maiduguri, Mafa, other areas of Borno state and even the FCT. While the APC hopes to have a clean sweep at all the six northeast states, the NEPC says it will pitch its tent with all the region’s gubernatorial and state house of assembly candidates.
These candidates for the gubernatorial seats include Senator Aishatu Binani (Adamawa), Air Marshal Abubakar Sadiq RTD (Bauchi), Senator Emmanuel Bwacha (Taraba), Mai Bala Buni (Yobe) and Babagana Zulum (Borno).
On the other hand, NEPC reserved a special reverence for Governor Zulum of Borno state.
Many have regarded him as a model governor from the northeastern region worthy of emulation.
As we enter the penultimate Saturday that precedes the gubernatorial polls, the NEPC says Zulum’s track record in his first four years has become a bar-rising standard that would be difficult to beat. Many political pundits and enthusiasts have credited Governor Zulum’s outstanding records for APC’s triumph in Borno state at the presidential polls. His keenness to detail, attention to the plight of his people and responsive nature to issues have proven to be exceptional traits that most leaders lack.
Zulum’s entire repertoire, personality, and alter ego oozes good governance, and his administration has restored hope and faith in the people that good governance is possible. Most recently, he sponsored 19 Orphans selected across all the local governments in the state to study medicine abroad, with each student getting $200 as a monthly stipend. Infrastructure-wise, road projects in the capital city have mostly been credited to the administration of Governor Zulum.