A former Governor of Sokoto State and leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Aliyu Wamakko, has revealed tat the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, was brought in to ensure unity of the country is sustained.
Wamakko stated this while addressing leadership of resident communities and council of Obas in the state, who paid him a solidarity visit in his Gawon Nama home in Sokoto.
Wamakko, while welcoming the two groups said Nigeria is one indivisible nation adding, “therefore, Sokoto is a home to all the tribes irrespective of where one comes from.”
He said “Nigeria is for all of us hence the need to come together and work for a better tomorrow.”
Senator Wamakko explained that when he was the governor of the state, he abolished what was then called school fees to non-indigenes in the State.
He further revealed that, he also appointed one of them to serve as his special adviser in his government just to ensure that they were carried along.
He assured them that APC would consider them in its affairs if given the mandate come the 2023 polls.
Meanwhile, the council of obas and the residents communities in Sokoto State had thrown their full weight behind the candidates of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
Speaking during their visit, the Chairman of the Council of Obas, Alhaji Surajudeen Sahabi, who spoke on behalf of the association informed the senator that on their part, they were ready to work together with the APC leadership towards ensuring the success of the party come 2023 elections in Nigeria, especially the presidential candidate of the party, Tinubu and the APC governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Ahmed Sokoto, among other candidates of the party.
Similarly, the Association of Sokoto State Residents Community under the leadership of Alhaji Salmanu Oke, explained to Wamakko that they came to register their unflinching support towards supporting APC during the forthcoming polls.
He further revealed that the residents community in the state would not forget the invaluable gestures extended to them by the administration when Wamakko was governor.
During the visit, the representatives of the different tribes of Yoruba, Igbo, Tiv and Hausa, among others, were allowed to speak in their languages as a sign of one nation.
The visit was graced by APC North West Zonal Secretary, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo and some important party leaders in the state.
Source: The Punch