Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the centre is afraid of losing elections.
Speaking at the weekend during the launch of the PDP campaign at the Southern Senatorial District in Bodinga town of the state, Tambuwal alleged that the opposition party was bent on collaborating with institutions to win the 2019 polls.
According to Tambuwal: “If former President Goodluck Jonathan could accept defeat in 2015, President Buhari should also emulate his predecessor.”
The governor, who also expressed shock and concern 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.
According to the immediate past House of Representatives Speaker, “I hope it is not true. If so, he should be given fair hearing without any political undertone,” he urged.
While urging the people 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 added.
He further said that a rapid approach to adequate provision of water across LGs, adding, “We have 1million cubic of water to supply across the state.”
The governor also stressed that his re-election would also fast track responsive support for farmers and boost fertilizers and input supplies better than the FG intervention scheme.
Also speaking, former Minister for Water Resources, Barr. Mukhtari Shagari, said Governor Tambuwal remains a candidate to beat in Sokoto.
He described APC as a dangerous tablet that cannot cure ailment. I call on you to avoid it and vote PDP.”
Shagari, who was also a deputy governor in the state, further observed that during the PDP government, the price of a bag of rice was cheaper compared to what it costs today. “If you want to bid bye to hunger of today, PDP is the sure way for you by voting its candidates,” he reminded supporters.
A party chieftain in the state, Alhaji Ummarun Kwabo A.A, who personally staked a brand new car and a trophy for picks by any zone that produced highest votes in the 2019 polls for the party, urged the supporters to note that there would be a day of reckoning (election date) and they should use their votes to secure victory for the party.
In his inspiring remarks, former Governor Attahiru Dalhatu 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 Bafarawa, “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 re-election 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,” he enumerated.