Musa Na Allah Sokoto
The Sokoto state All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto has pledged to provide excellent and purposeful leadership if elected as Governor in the forthcoming 11th March 2023 gubernatorial election.
The Governorship candidate made the remarks at the gubernatorial campaign flag-off and presentation of party flags to APC candidates contesting elections at both state and national levels in the Wamakko headquarters of Wamakko local government.
He said the absence of good Governance is responsible for insecurity, poor economy, and wanton decay of structures in public schools in the state.
“We will return power to the local government’s councils in the state as doing so will curb crimes and bring about the needed grassroots development.
“My administration will give adequate attention to the physically challenged through a policy that will attend to the needs of such class of people.
He condemned the PDP-led administration in the state for its inability to fulfill one-third of its 2025 and 2019 campaign promises made to the electorates in the state.
“The people of Sokoto state have never had it so bad as in the last eight years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, adding that, the state has been backward in all ramifications statistically.
“If APC is given the mandate to govern the state, we definitely change the narrative for the better. As governor I will inject life into the state civil service which has since been bastardized,” civil servants in the state have been demoralized with little or no passion for the job.
He alleged that the administration of the state is done by proxies, where a crop of individuals takes unilateral decisions against millions of state indigenes who were supposed to have been carried along in the art of governance.
He, however, promised to resuscitate agriculture, Education, health, and social welfare, adding that, the PDP’s poor policy in the state was responsible for poor turnout in agricultural products as the state government failed to provide fertilizer and other aids like improved seeds, soft loans and chemicals to farmers.
The Director General of the APC Gubernatorial campaign council and minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi assured that with the large turnout of party supporters at the flag-off rally, he is optimistic victory is on their side.
He said APC is on thank you visit to the electorates and teeming people of the state for their support and loyalty to the party leadership over the years.
Dingyadi further stated that despite eight years out of governance yet APC supporters remain intact, adding that APC would continue to champion the cause of the teeming people of the state by providing meaningful development that would improve their quality of life.
In his remarks, the APC leader and senator Sokoto central senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko urged eligible Nigerians to vote for credible leaders in 2023 who would provide solutions to the country’s myriads of problems, saying that power has now returned to the electorates, therefore, they should collect their Permanent Voters Cards and used them to elect all APC candidates in the January and February general elections.
“The presidential Candidate of the APC Bola Ahmad, is the only answer for Nigerians, if they need good governance, saying that insecurity, joblessness, and hunger are enough reasons to remove PDP from the act of governance in the state”. says the senator.
Earlier in his address, the state party chairman Alhaji Isa Sadeeq Achida expressed delight with the large turnout of supporters at the campaign venue.
He said what he saw is a testimony that APC supporters in the state were very eager to reclaim their stolen mandate.” What happens in 2019 will never happen Insha Allahu as we have put all machinery in motion with a view to ensure that, the forthcoming elections in the state are free and fair.”
The days of winning elections with a negligible number of 342 votes are over, “we will cast our votes and ensure that our votes count.”