‘Borno PDP secretariat not demolished’- officials

The secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Borno state has not been demolished, officials of the party made the clarification on Monday.

There were stories that PDP secretariat in Borno State had been demolished allegedly on the orders of the APC- led government.

A youth leader of the party in Borno Central, Umar Sanda said that the party secretariat was intact.

?Sanda had represented Maiduguri Metropolitan Council as member of the State PDP caretaker committee before the party became factionalized towards the end of last year.

“I have been receiving calls from some of our PDP members in local government areas within Borno State, and some members outside the state, asking me whether it was true that the PDP state secretariat in Maiduguri has been demolished.

“Our state secretariat located in Wulari, off Sir Kashim Ibrahim way which everyone knows to be our secretariat in the last fifteen years,  is intact,” he said.

“We do not know about the existence of any other PDP state secretariat apart from the one everyone knows. If the PDP state secretariat was actually demolished, I don’t think there would have been peace in Borno today because no one would expect silence from millions of our youth supporters in Borno, and our strong leaders that include former governors, former ministers, former senators and House of Representatives members.

“The fact is that some people have entered into our party and created factions just to create confusion. We have been in court and the court has given an order restraining any group from claiming leadership of the PDP,” Sanda said.

There are two PDP factions in Borno, one led by Usman Badeiri and the other by Zannah Gadamma. They are both in court following a disputed election held at d tail end of Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’s led caretaker committee of the party.

Findings reveal that an old cinema building along Bulunkutu area, in the state capital was destroyed following security reports that “miscreants” were using the place to perfect nefarious activities.

“In its place, public utilities would be erected, the media would be briefed today on this,” a source at the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency (BOSEPA), said.

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