By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno State has distanced itself from a campaign message allegedly authored by former chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency, Grema Terab, calling for the return of President Goodluck Jonathan to takeover from President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general election.
The State Secretary of the APC, Bello Ayuba, said clarification from the party became necessary as the campaigner, Grema Terab, has been parading himself as a member of the party in the state.
The party scribe said there is no record of him registered as card carrying member of the APC in any of the 312 wards across the 27 local or local government areas of Borno State.
He said they were shocked on Wednesday night when they received messages on their mobile phones from Mr Terab, calling on Northern youths to join the launching of Bring-Back-Goodluck-Jonathan in 2019.
“While we respect the freedom of any Nigerian, including Grema Terab to associate with any political party and aspirant of his choice for all elective office, we found it disturbing that some Nigerians are already assuming Terab is a member of the Borno APC for the fact that he always identifies himself as a member of the APC in Borno State, mainly because he once held public office as chairman of the Borno State Emergency Management Agency from 2013 to 2015 and also openly associates with public office holders in Borno State and in Abuja who are of the APC”, he added.