Gov. Tambuwal loses 252 aides to APC

In what appears like a political earthquake, 252 Special advisers and Special assistants appointed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state have resigned their appointments.

In what appears like a political earthquake, 252 Special advisers and Special assistants appointed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state have resigned their appointments.
And they have returned to the All Progressives Congress, instead of working under a PDP government.
Alhaji Ibrahim Haske, a special adviser to the renegade governor and spokesman for all the aides, announced this  at a news conference  in Sokoto on Sunday.
He said their decision followed Governor Tambuwal’s defection from the All Progressives Congress to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Haske said: “Our appointment is based on the position that APC is the political party governing the state and now that the government belongs to PDP, we have no option other than to resign.
“We are bonafide members of APC and our position has always remained same; we therefore resign voluntarily from the PDP government.”
Haske, who was a former Sokoto South Local Government Chairman, further explained the decision was based on their desire to support APC to deliver on its mandate after the 2019 general elections.
Alhaji Abdullahi Sokoto, also a special adviser to Tambuwal, restated the former aides’ commitment and dedication toward ensuring the success of APC across the state.
He said: “We will continue to remain in our party APC and as such we sacrifice our political appointments to clarify people’s doubt and show our stand on party supremacy.”
He restated the group’s loyalty and support to the policies and programme of the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of APC.
In his reaction, the APC Chairman in the state, Alhaji Sadiq Achida, commended the former aides to Governor Tambuwal for their demonstration of loyalty to the party.
Achida said: “The sacrifice of the Special advisers is highly recommended and will surely be rewarded by the people and APC in future.”

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