Also because he is new, he doesn’t know that the PDP in Borno State has two factions with one trying to use him in a manner he will be embarrassed. The publicity secretary will be humiliated if he goes to court because he will come to see glaring evidence that first, the PDP secretariat wasn’t demolished and secondly, the building demolished was the old Premier Cinema which had actually served as headquarters of Buhari Youths Organization since 2011 before it was abandoned, then acquired by the APC led Government from its owners for the purpose of conversion to public use. The Government is building public facilities, particularly schools to cater for over 50,000 children who have been turned orphans by Boko Haram. The fact is that these so called PDP factional members are frustrated by the overwhelming performance of the APC led administration in Borno State and this is why they came up with this confusion in order to derail the administration. The APC administration will be more than happy to meet the PDP in court. The APC chairman’s statement is coming hours after PDP youth leader for Borno Central, Umar Sanda on Monday said the PDP state secretariat building wasn’t demolished. He said the the clarification became necessary in view of misleading reports capable of destabilizing the peace in Maiduguri.
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. As early as 7am, I rushed to our State secretariat located in Wukari, off Sir Kashim Ibrahim way, around the old UTC which everyone knows to be our State headquarters in Maiduguri within the last fifteen years and saw it intact. In fact, I took pictures of the headquarters for anyone to see. To the best of our knowledge, no PDP building has been demolished by anyone, not even any land was revoked. We do not know about the existence of any other PDP State secretariat apart from the one everyone knows around the UTC.
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, former chief executives of Federal Boards, Agencies. PDP chieftain that was quoted as have said our State secretariat was demolished is not even known to those of us that have been in PDP since the party was formed. 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. It is therefore impossible for discussions as sensitive as changing the State Secretariat of the PDP to have taken place when the contention on the leadership of the PDP in Borno State is yet to be resolved. Members of the public are strongly advised to disregard that mischievous information.
For the purpose of emphasis, no PDP secretariat was demolished in Borno State. The story is is totally false, misleading and mischievous. Two photographs here attached, show the now demolished cinema which used to serve as Buhari Youths Organization headquarters, and the PDP secretariat located at Wulari near the UTC in Maiduguri, which is still standing. Tanimu is an Online Editor with Africa’s Largest TV Network. Produces when not on Social media. And is their tinnitus treatment system for you?