The Borno Elders Discussion board has clarified that the discussion board has not endorsed the aspiration of Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume representing Borno south for the Presidency of the ninth Senate.
Secretary of the discussion board, Bulama Mali Gubio, made this clarification in an announcement on Tuesday.
He mentioned: “To begin with, the Borno Elders discussion board holds Distinguished Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume in very excessive esteem as an achieved son of Borno State. Nonetheless, the discussion board will wish to difficulty clarification to forestall any extra confusion.
“Final week, there have been media experiences claiming that Borno elders had endorsed the aspiration of Senator Ndume for the President of the ninth Senate. Once we noticed that report, we felt there was no want to reply to it since Ndume is a son of Borno and like different little children, he’s entitled to the help of Borno elders.
“To our shock, this week, we noticed one other spherical of media report claiming that Borno elders have for the second time endorsed Ndume’s aspiration. Though the experiences bears the names of different folks within the state, it’s nevertheless public information that at any time when the phrase ‘Borno elders’ is talked about, what instantly involves thoughts is the Borno Elders Discussion board which has gained prominence as a stress group that promotes and defends the curiosity of Borno little children.
“Now we have acquired so many calls in response to the primary and second information experiences of endorsement for Ndume and we felt it was essential to make clear that whereas we’ve no objection to the aspiration of any Borno son or daughter, our discussion board didn’t endorse Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume for the Senate Presidency and the discussion board has additionally not endorsed anybody for no matter aspiration on the Nationwide Meeting.
“The Borno elders discussion board is made up of extremely educated, versatile and skilled individuals. The discussion board has people who find themselves acquainted with politics and we’re conscious that residents of Borno State have numerous and even conflicting aspirations for principal workplaces on the ninth senate.
“As an example, we’re conscious the certainly one of our sons from Biu, Hon. Betara Aliyu is aspiring to turn into Speaker of the home of Representatives. If folks assume that Borno elders have endorsed Ndume, it’s like saying we’re against Betara’s aspiration as a result of it is going to be politically silly to endorse two sons for the Senate Presidency and Speaker of Home of reps on the identical time.
“We additionally know that a few of our sons have open and quiet aspirations. Along with that, in our political historical past, Borno and Yobe states are one and the identical. Yobe was carved out of Borno in 1991. Majority of Yobe leaders have homes in Maiduguri.
“Sure, little children of Borno and Yobe have the reputable rights to pursue their political aspirations however we elders of Borno and Yobe usually don’t come out publicly to endorse anybody as a result of no matter involves Borno is widely known by the folks of Yobe and no matter involves Yobe is widely known by us in Borno.
“We don’t oppose one another in public. It’s towards our custom as elders of Borno and Yobe states to oppose our sons. We help all of them or we hold silent. I’ll name on whoever is utilizing the identify of Borno elders to please perceive our historical past and promote our peace and unity,” Gubio mentioned.