The Lawmaker representing Borno Central senatorial district, Kashim Shettima, has been appointed by the All Progressives Congress as Chairman, Cross River North Senatorial Campaign Council.
Shettima and other members of the committee were sworn in on Wednesday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja.
Other members include, Minister of State (Labour) Festus Keyamo, Minister of State (Power) Goddy Jedy Agba, Anthony Ogah Dimo, Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa, Joshua Akpan
APC National Women Leader, Stella Oketete is the Secretary.
The council was inaugurated by John Akpanudoehehe, Secretary of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
He said: “It is not often that this Party sets up a National Campaign Council for a Senatorial election. This shows the importance the Party attaches to this election. We already have the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in our bag. Our brother, Hon. Alex Egbona, Ph.D., is serving his people very well.”
“The importance of having an overwhelming majority in the Senate for our party cannot be overemphasized. This will deepen our in-road as a party into Cross River State. Let me use this opportunity to advise our leaders to leave the 2023 governorship permutations aside, and throw everything into this election.”
“The victory can only help the 2023 Project for whoever God chooses, as power, after-all, power belongs to God. You all are tested hands in this business, so I will not tell you how to do it. All we need is a victory but within the ambit of the law.”
Shettima while reacting to his appointment, appreciated the party for selecting him and other members of the party for the task.
“We are going to ensure victory for our party in the upcoming election. Although power belongs to God, the committee would ensure that the party emerge victorious in the election.”