Nigeria’s Boko Haram birthplace elects professor as governor, first across north

Written by on March 12, 2019

Borno State, the birth place of Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria has a new governor following gubernatorial polls held on March 9, 2019.

Governor-elect Babagana Umara Zulum also made history according to reports being the first professor to become governor across the Muslim-dominated north.

He replaces Kashim Shettima who had completed the two-term limit the law allows for a person to serve as governor of a state. Zulum run on the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

The final results indicated that his election was by a landslide polling over a million votes against less than 100,000 by his main challenger.

He received massive support of outgoing Shettima and was also endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari – both in Abuja and during his campaign stop in Borno ahead of February 16 polls that were postponed to 23rd.

Zulum inherits a state that still suffers audacious attacks from Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa province, ISWAP, insurgents. The humanitarian crisis is also daunting with widespread displacements.

Buhari beat main opponent Atiku Abubakar in the presidential polls streching Atiku by over three million votes. Atiku and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have alleged fraud and have filed a poll challenge.

The APC also won Buhari’s home state of Katsina and Kaduna but is at risk of losing the ancient Kano State, where embattled governor Umar Ganduje is fighting for political survival.

Despite Buhari scoring wins in the other states as Adamawa, Sokoto and Zamfara, results show that there could be partial reruns after polls were declared ‘inconclusive.’

Reader's opinions
  1. Jim   On   March 13, 2019 at 14:19

    Ahaa, its nice conversation regarding this article here at
    this website, I have read all that, so at this time me also commenting at this place.
    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the
    way, how can we communicate? Saved as a favorite, I love your site!

  2. my singing monsters   On   March 28, 2019 at 05:33

    Wow that was strange. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

  3. dewapoker   On   May 3, 2019 at 13:34

    Thanks for the publish. My partner and i have often noticed that almost all people are desirous to lose weight when they wish to appear slim along with attractive. On the other hand, they do not usually realize that there are many benefits for losing weight also. Doctors say that fat people have problems with a variety of health conditions that can be instantly attributed to their own excess weight. The great thing is that people who’re overweight and suffering from diverse diseases can reduce the severity of the illnesses by simply losing weight. It’s possible to see a progressive but noted improvement with health if even a bit of a amount of weight loss is obtained.

  4. domino qiu qiu   On   May 5, 2019 at 08:12

    Awesome site! You’ve some very worthwhile posts.. Nice background as well haha. Keep up the good work, Ill make sure to come across and see more of your page!

  5. cat products   On   May 8, 2019 at 15:40

    I am glad for commenting to let you be aware of of the outstanding experience my wife’s princess encountered reading your site. She came to find plenty of issues, with the inclusion of how it is like to possess an excellent teaching mood to have a number of people very easily fully grasp specific specialized things. You actually did more than our own desires. Many thanks for displaying the powerful, trustworthy, edifying and as well as easy tips about your topic to Ethel.

  6. Nonton Anime   On   May 11, 2019 at 00:39

    Nice post. I discover some thing more challenging on diverse blogs everyday. It will always be stimulating to study content from other writers and use a little something from their site. I’d opt to use some with all the content on my small weblog whether or not you don’t mind. Natually I’ll provide you with a link on the internet blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  7. Marcos Ransonet   On   May 15, 2019 at 17:35

    Can I recently say what relief to get a person that really knows what theyre preaching about on the web. You definitely understand how to bring a problem to light and make it essential. Lots more people really need to see this and understand this side on the story. I cant believe youre no more well-known when you certainly have the gift.

  8. how to get help in windows 10   On   May 21, 2019 at 04:28

    Hi there just wanted to give you a quick heads up.
    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do
    with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d
    post to let you know. The design look great though!
    Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

[There are no radio stations in the database]
Chat Live with Dexterity