Senator Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto State, Saturday said defectors from All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties will regret their decision.
Wamakko stated this on Saturday at a rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling APC, following the defection of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to PDP from the ruling APC on Auust 1.
He described PDP as a dead party, dismissing Tambuwal’s exit as a non-threat to APC’s hold on the state.
He said the Sokoto APC still has two senators, seven members of the Federal House of Representatives and 12 state assembly members, beside the high percentage of political elders, youths, women and others in the state.
He conveyed President Buhari’s goodwill message to Sokoto residents.
He also debunked Gov. Tambuwal’s statement that the federal government had not executed any project in Sokoto.
Wammako said many projects have been executed and many have been proposed across the state.
He thanked the Sokoto people for the warm reception as well as huge support for President Buhari’s administration.
The former governor urged the people to sustain the support to ensure Buhari and APC’s victory in the 2019 elections.
“The present political situation in Sokoto is not between me and Governor Tambuwal but between APC as a political party and the dead PDP”, he said.
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The senator enjoined Nigerians to shun detractors and support the leadership of President Buhari and APC at all levels.
State APC Chairman, Sadiq Achida, said APC is still in control of the state, assuring that the control will continue.
Goodwill messages were received from former Kebbi State Governor, Nasamu Dakingari, Umaru Gwandu, representative of Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and Muhammad Bello, who attended the rally, to show solidarity with the people of Sokoto.