Saturday , 2 March 2024

APC afraid of losing polls, says Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of being afraid to lose the forthcoming general elections.

Speaking on Saturday at the launch of the PDP campaign at the Southern Senatorial District in Bodinga town, Tambuwal alleged APC was bent on collaborating with institutions to win the 2019 polls.

According to him: “If former President Goodluck Jonathan could accept defeat in 2015, President Buhari should also emulate his predecessor.”

The governor, who also expressed concerns over what he described an emerging situation on federal government’s attempt to arraign the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Walter Onnoghen for false asset declaration.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives said: ” I hope it is not true. If so, he should be given fair hearing without any political undertone.”

While urging residents of Sokoto state to vote for the PDP, Tambuwal acknowledged the show of love for him by supporters.

He reassured that if given a second term, he would reposition the education sector with priority to ensuring enrolment of the out- of- school children in school.

“All our children will be returned to school based on the UNICEF reports on OOSC with adequate support, facilities and quality teachers,” he stressed.

The governor also assured his re-election will fasttrack responsive support for farmers and boost fertilizers and input supplies better than the FG intervention scheme.

Former Minister for Water Resources, Barr. Mukhtari Shagari said Tambuwal remains the candidate to beat in Sokoto.

He described APC as a dangerous tablet that cannot cure ailment but one that causes liver and HIV ailments.

Former governor Attahiru Bafarawa said the essence of the party’s movement in support of Tambuwal was to salvage the state and its people from the reigns of failure and underdevelopment of the APC.

According to him: “PDP is set to actualise a rebirth of a new Sokoto state and Nigeria with full opportunities for all.

“My decision to join the campaign train is to ensure the reelection of Tambuwal and to develop education, youth and women empowerment and health, which we agreed to pursue through a result oriented blue print to move the state forward and encourage an all- inclusive government in the state.”


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