Borno State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ali Bukar Dalori has advised the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan to study politics.
Dalori stated that being a journalist is not enough criteria to become a party’s national spokesman.
According to him, Ologbondiyan should stop being fooled by a Borno faction of PDP whose members have been spreading mischievous allegations that the State secretariat in Maiduguri was demolished.
Recall that PDP youth leader for Borno Central, Umar Sanda earlier on Monday said the building is still standing.
Sanda, who represented Maiduguri Metropolitan Council as member of the State PDP caretaker committee before the party became factionalized, also released photo of the building.
In his reaction, Dalori berated Ologbondiyan for threatening that the PDP will sue the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima over alleged demolition of the party’s secretariat.
He said: ”It is a shame that someone with the background of being a senior journalist didn’t find it worthy to establish facts before rushing to address the press.
”He ought to know that some officials of the PDP in Borno State themselves have since confirmed that their party’s secretariat wasn’t demolished as claimed.
”Perhaps, because the publicity secretary is new and in a hurry to show he can talk, he didn’t even have the patience to find out the actual location of the PDP’s state secretariat in Maiduguri.
”If he did, he should have known that for over 15 years the Secretariat has been located at Wulari near the UTC and nothing has happened to it. 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.
”That building isn’t the first nor will it be the last to be acquired for public use with all compensation being regularly paid. The APC Government has acquired many private and public property including a magnificent CBN staff quarters which is being remodeled to a boarding primary and junior secondary school to admit about 5,000 child-victims of Boko Haram.
”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. They have failed.
”The APC administration will be more than happy to meet the PDP in court. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan is advised to take a break and study politics, particularly the type in his party before he gets really messed up,” Dalori said.