- Wamakko said Nigerians would know who is in charge when he returns to Sokoto soon
- The senator also said the entire Sokoto state is in support of APC and President Buhari
Senator Aliyu Wamakko, representing Sokoto North, while reacting to the defection of Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said he would return to Sokoto in a few days and then Nigerians would know who is in charge of the state.
The APC senator, who spoke on NTA, said Sokoto is solidly in support of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari. Wamakko urged people to disregard whatever they might have seen.
He said: “Let me assure you that the Sokoto state where I come from is an APC state. The entire state is solidly APC.
“Insha Allah by Saturday or Sunday when I get back to Sokoto, you will see who is really in charge of Sokoto. I am assuring you that there is no cause for alarm.
“Whatever you might have seen or might have been told, just take it as a mere story. What I am sure is that Sokoto state is solely an APC state.
“The people of Sokoto are solidly behind Mr President, General Muhammadu Buhari, they are certainly behind Wamakko, their senator and their former governor, they are solidly behind all the other senators and house of assembly members who remain to stay with APC.”
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Recall that NAIJ.com earlier reported that after several weeks of speculation, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday, August 1, defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the declaration followed a solidarity rally organised by the governor’s supporters across the 23 local government areas of the state.
Tambuwal said the defection came after due consultations with the people and response to calls by major stakeholders in the state.
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