- Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state accuses APC national leader, Ahmed Tinubu, of being displeased after he was denied Buhari’s vice presidency
- Tambuwal describes Tinubu’s statements about recent defections in the APC as an indication that the party lacks internal democracy
- Aides to the Sokoto state governor allege that they were sacked by the state government
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said he has what it takes to compete with President Muhammadu Buhari for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket if he wanted to.
Tambuwal made the statement via Twitter on Monday, August 20, in reply to the comments by the APC national leader, Ahmed Tinubu, about the governor's exit from the ruling party.
The Sokoto state governor alleged that the APC leader was displeased after he was denied Buhari’s vice presidency.
Tambuwal described Tinuibu’s statements about recent defections in the APC as an indication that the party lacks internal democracy.
Read tweets from the Sokoto state governor below:
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Meanwhile, contrary to the news that 250 special advisers and special assistants resigned their appointments under Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s administration, the former employees have said that they were actually sacked and did not leave of their own accord.
In a statement signed by the 250 special advisers and special assistants on Sunday, August 19, and made exclusively available to NAIJ.com, the aides said: "We write to inform the public that contrary to a statement credited to us that we resigned from the services of the Sokoto State government, all appointees were actually relieved of their appointments by His Excellency Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, in his effort to reinvigorate government operations and services."
The statement was signed by Umar Bature former special adviser, Mustafa Shehu, former special senior adviser on media, Maiakwai Abubakar, former special senior advisor, Dr Aliyu Inname, the former senior adviser contributory health scheme, and Bashir Gidado, special adviser PPP.
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