By: Muktar Alkali, Maiduguri
An unprecedented crowd of supporters had yesterday stormed the Maiduguri International Airport to welcome and express solidarity for the Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum over the recent alleged but dismissed plan to impeach him.
Governor Zulum was away in Abuja last week when the news broke out of the rumour mails that members of the state house of assembly plotted to impeach him.
The viral impeachment rumour which emanated from a Twitter post claimed that but for the intervention of the state’s former governor, Kashim Shettima, the lawmakers would have made real their plan to impeach him.
However, the Assembly members have debunked the rumour during an extraordinary sitting on Friday, the members of the party still mobilised on Sunday to welcome him from Abuja and show their support.
Governor Zulum, received by an unprecedented crowd who kept on chanting “4+4” suggesting him to continued leadership to 2027 when his constitutionally allowed 8 years would have expired.
The crowd accompanied the governor to the Government House in a long convoy.
Governor Zulum mere thanked the crowd for the warm welcome as he declined making further comments on the issue.