- Senator Aliyu Wamakko is ready to show Nigerians that Sokoto is an APC state
- The senator will arrive the state on Saturday and address party supporters
- According to report, the state is already in a festive mood awaiting his arrival
Sokoto is getting for the arrival of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who will be in the state on Saturday, August 4.
He will address party supporters who have been massing in the state capital awaiting his arrival.
The Nation reports that the state has been in a festive mood in the past few days. Women and youth in particular displayed their joy amidst “Rarara’s” musical songs “Masu Gudu, Su Gudu (those who want to go can go).”
Residents have reportedly been expressing support for President Muhammadu Buhari openly, chanting pro-Buhari slogans. Also, posters of President Buhari, Senator Wamakko are displayed in many parts of the state capital.
Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on new media asked thos writing off the APC in Sokoto state, following the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal to the PDP, to wait and see whether the APC is still in control or not
The former governor is expected to be accompanied into town by deputy governor Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and Senator Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobi.
Also accompanying him are seven members of the House of Representatives from the state, the chairman of APC in the state, Alhaji Farouk Malami Yabo; and Alhaji Sadik Isah Achida, among other notable politicians.
Earlier in the week, Wamakko, while reacting to the defection of Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said he would return to the state in a few days and then Nigerians would know who is in charge of the state.
NAIJ.com reported that he said those who were writing off the APC, following the defection of Governor Tambuwwal and 18 members of the state’s House of Assembly to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should wait till this weekend when he returns to Sokoto and see whether the APC is still in control or not.
Senator Aliyu Wamakko, representing Sokoto North, said Sokoto is solidly in support of the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari and urged people to disregard whatever they might have seen.
Here's what Saraki and Tambuwal's defection means for the APC - on NAIJ.com TV: