Senator Aliyu Wamakko, the former governor of Sokoto State and current head of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, has said that Bola Ahmed Tinubu was chosen as the party’s presidential candidate so that national unity may be maintained.
Senator Wamakko said this to the Sokoto State Council of Obas, who had come to show their support during a visit to his Gawon Nama residence.
While welcoming the two groups, Wamakko remarked that Nigeria is one nation without partition and that “therefore, Sokoto is a home to all the tribes irrespective of where one comes from.”
He urged the people of Nigeria to “come together and work for a better tomorrow” because “Nigeria is for all of us.”
Senator Wamakko said that when he was governor of the state, he did away with school fees for people who were not native to the state.
He said he selected one of them to a special advisory position in his government to guarantee they would be accommodated.
When asked if the APC would consider their concerns if they were elected in 2023, he promised they would be.
Sokoto State’s Council of Obas and Residents communities have publicly endorsed all APC candidates running for office in the state.
During their visit, the Oba in Council, led by the Group Chairman Alhaji Surajudeen Sahabi, informed the Senator that they were prepared to work together with the APC leadership to ensure the success of the party in the upcoming 2023 elections in Nigeria, particularly the success of the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmad Bola Tinubu, and the success of the APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto state, Hon. Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto.
Alhaji Salmanu Muhammad Oke and the Association of Sokoto State Residents Community said they came to show their unwavering support for the APC in the next elections.
He went on to say that the people of the state would never forget the kindness shown to them throughout Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko’s tenure as governor.
Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo, the APC North West Zonal Secretary, and other prominent party leaders attended the event.