By SOLOMON NDA-ISAIAH
Stakeholders from southern Borno under the auspices of the Southern Borno People’s Mandate had their maiden meeting last saturday.
Speaking to the Media,the Convener, Mr Ishaya Malgwi said the zone has never produced the governor since the creation of the state in spite of its highly educated and capable people with qualifications and the relevant experience to transform the state in all aspects of life and endeavor.
Southern Borno which has 9 Councils,compared to 18 in the culturally homogeneous central and northern senatorial zones,has been marginalized for too long in the scheme of things and with the ascendance of Kashim Shettima to the office of Vice President of the Republic,they believe this is the appropriate time to unite and fight marginalization in the state.
Borno is the second largest state in landmass and one of the most populated.
The well – attended meeting was chaired by Dr Mohammed Tumala, an influential new entrant to politics,and the initiative has the full support of the elites from the zone,who believe this is the right time to start the advocacy for power shift as a former two – term governor is now the Vice President under the” Hope Renewed” mandate.