- Governor Aminu Tambuwal said he rejected APC's bribe to remain the member of the party
- Tambuwal said when he was about to leave the party, federal government began working on a road contract in his village to plead with him
- He, however, claimed that the hunger in the country is due to incompetence of the President Buhari's administration
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has disclosed how he rejected the bribe from the federal government to construct a road to his village as a way of holding him in the All Progressives Congress.
Tambuwal who made this known at a rally in Silame to flag off the PDP campaigns in the state said the hunger in the country is due to incompetence of the President Buhari led federal government.
Vanguard reports that Tambuwal assured that the PDP would win every available position in the state to punish the APC for its hatred for the people.
He said: “When they realised I was about to leave the APC, they hurriedly packaged a road contract in my village to plead with me not to leave. We cannot continue to tolerate a government that has abandoned his people.
''The APC hates to invest in our people. Sokoto state will punish the APC at the elections. We will mobilise our people to come out enmasse to vote for PDP. We don’t make empty boasts like our opponents.
“Sokoto is a PDP state, there is no doubt about that. No matter what some propagandists may say, this state will be delivered to PDP 100 percent. How can anyone claim that 50,000 of our solid and faithful members defected to APC in the small courtyard of Senator Wamakko.
''We cannot be detained by the past, especially by those who plundered the state resources and wanted us to keep quiet. By the special grace of Allah, there will be no retreat, no surrender. We will not surrender our state to people who do not mean well for our people.
''Why Yari should take his empty seat home Noting what he described as his refusal to plunder the economy of the state as reportedly done by his predecessor. Our opponents are angry because we have refused to open the treasury to service so-called godfathers and their thugs.
''Our mandate is with the electorates and we will do everything humanly possible to deliver on our campaign promises without equivocation.
''We are doing everything within our powers to ensure that we forestall the incursion of any armed banditry that has continued to ravage our sister Zamfara state. Our hearts and support are for our neighbours always.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday, December 6, came hard against his Kaduna counterpart, Nasir El-Rufai over the latter’s statement concerning the PDP campaign rally held for the north west zone on Monday, December 3.
Tambuwal said El-Rufai was shocked by the massive reception that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had in Sokoto during the rally.
He also said the Kaduna governor was worried about the decreasing popularity of the APC among Nigerians. He also described El-Rufai as one of the people who have destroyed the APC administration in Nigeria.
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