Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has revealed how he spurned the bribe from the Federal Government to construct a road to his village as a way of holding him in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Speaking at a rally in Silame, Sokoto to flag off the PDP campaigns in Sokoto State, Tambuwal fumed at the hunger in the country and what he described as the incompetence of the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government in tackling the insecurity problems in the country.
Charging voters to vote out the APC from all levels of government, Tambuwal assured that the PDP would win every available position in Sokoto State to punish the APC for its hatred for the people of Sokoto State.
Noting the effort to restrain him from leaving the APC, 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. We speak with our thumbs and PVCs and by next month, we will humble them”, he submitted.
“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” he added.
Noting what he described as his refusal to plunder the economy of the state as reportedly done by his predecessor, he said:
“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”.
Oshiomhole Withdraws Suit Challenging Suspension
Former National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has withdrawn his application for stay of execution of the June 16 , 2020 of the Court of Appeal which affirmed his suspension as party boss.
He withdrew the application on Tuesday to show his acceptance of the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC), his lawyers said. Recall that the APC National Executive Council (NEC) at an emergency meeting last Thursday dissolved the NWC and appointed a caretaker committee.
A three-man panel of justices Justice Eunice Onyemenam unanimously dismissed the motion on Tuesday after it was withdrawn.
In November 2019, Oshiomhole was suspended by his Etsako Ward 10 in Edo State over anti-party activities.
Relying on that suspension, a High Court of the FCT on March 4 ordered Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as APC National Chairman.
When Oshiomhole approached the Court of Appeal, a three-man panel of justices led by Justice Onyemenam on June 16 affirmed the lower court’s ruling.
But Oshiomhole appealed to the Supreme Court and filed a motion for stay of execution of the judgment before the Court of Appeal.
While the application was pending before the Appeal Court, the APC NEC dissolved the Oshiomhole-led NWC.
Through his counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), the ex-party boss withdrew the application before the appellate court.
BREAKING: APC Caretaker Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting In Abuja
The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Committee holds it’s inaugural meeting on Monday at the National Executive Committee (NEC) room at the party’s National Secretariat on Abuja.
The meeting is about to commence.
Among the early arrived are the Secretary of the committee, Senator John Akpan Udoedege, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and the Chairman of the committee, Governir Mai Mala Buni of Your State.
Sources close to the party Secretariat said that the former deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom will present a handing over note to the committee.
I Am Happy APC Is In Crisis — Wike
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the leadership crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Appearing on Arise Television, the governor said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would benefit from the crisis in the APC.
The governor explained that he wants PDP to return to power, hence, we will continue to pray that APC remains in crisis.
He said, “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united.
“Remember that we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to be in crisis. We have taken another state.
“Unfortunately, APC isn’t really a political party. They came together just to take over power.
“I want my party to be in power and therefore, I cannot be praying for APC not to have crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes every day, and my party will continue to grow.”
Recall that the suspension of APC National Leader, Adams Oshiomhole by an Appeal Court had led to a leadership crisis in the party.
Following the crisis, the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, had dissolved its National Working Committee, NWC, led by Oshiomhole.
The party’s NEC immediately constituted a caretaker committee to ensure the smooth running of the party till its National convention.
APC’s NEC appointed the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, to head the Caretaker Committee.
During the meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari urged aggrieved members to suspend all court matters in the interest of the party.
The president had lamented that the party’s fortune was in jeopardy, hence the need for unity.
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