Musa Na Allah Sokoto
Barely a few months ahead of the general elections, the Council of Obas and the Residents communities in Sokoto State have declared their support for Tinubu and All Progressives Congress (APC) Candidates contesting elections in the state.
This came as the sequel to the visit of the leadership of the two groups to the residence of the APC leader in the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, Sarkin Yamman Sokoto yesterday.
The first group to visit the party leader was the Oba in Council led by the Chairman of the Groups Alhaji Surajudeen Sahabi, who spoke on behalf of his Association.
The Chairman 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, Asiwaju Ahmad Bola Tinubu and the APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto state, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, among other candidates of the party.
Similarly, the Association of Sokoto State Residents Community under the Leadership of Alhaji Salmanu Muhammad Oke explained to Senator that they came to register their unflinching support towards supporting APC for its landslide victory 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 of the former Governor of the State, Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
In his speech, APC leader in the State, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, while welcoming the two groups said, Nigeria is one indivisible nation, adding, therefore, Sokoto is home to all the tribes irrespective of where one comes from.”
Senator Wamakko said that one of the reasons why APC brought Bola Ahmad Tinubu as its candidate was to ensure the unity of Nigeria as one indivisible nation.
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 came as 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.
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 dignitaries