The Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum, Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko says President Muhammadu Buhari will record a landslide victory in the 2019 general elections.
Wamakko made the remarks while addressing a mammoth crowd of party supporters who held solidarity rally at the weekend in Sokoto.
He spoke to the crowd of All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters, who come to express their solidarity for the ruling party from across the state.
Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District, told the crowd of supporters that the state completely belongs to the APC, while the people of the state are solidly behind President Buhari.
The federal lawmaker, who was vividly overwhelmed by the sea of heads of APC members, also dismissed insinuations that President Buhari has not executed any meaningful projects in Sokoto State since he came to power in 2015.
He assured the people that, as their representative, he would soon meet with the President, with a view to attracting more dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Wamakko maintained that APC was the party to beat in the state and Nigeria, in general, just as he hailed the cross-section of the people of the state for their sustained support to the ruling party.
On the recent defection of Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal from APC back to the PDP, Wamakko said, it was not a competition between himself and Tambuwal, but between APC and the PDP.
“All those who recently defected to the PDP will regret their actions as the PDP is already dead,” the senator said.
Also speaking, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, said the people of the state were solidly behind President Buhari and Sen. Wamakko.
According to Achida, Sen. Wamakko’s eight-year tenure as governor of Sokoto State between 2007 and 2015 had greatly bolstered the state’s even socio-economic development.
In his remarks, another member of the Upper chamber of the National Assembly, Sen. Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir said himself and seven, out of the 11 members of the House of Representatives from the state, were solidly behind President Buhari and Wamakko, based on mutual respect and trust.
A member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Musa S. Adar, also said that President Buhari has not left Sokoto state out of his developmental agenda for Nigeria.
Spokesman of the twelve state House of Assembly members, who have remained in the APC, Sani Alhaji Yakubu, representing Gudu constituency, stated that some of the 18 members of the House, who defected to the PDP, would still come back to rejoin the APC.
Former Budget and Economic Planning Commissioner, Alhaji Bala Kokani recalled that Sen. Wamakko was more accessible when he was the governor of the state, contrary to what obtained recently when they were members of the state executive council.
A former Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi said, President Buhari was keeping to his campaign promises, to revive the nation’s economy, tackle insecurity and fight corruption.
A gubernatorial aspirant of the APC in the state, Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo, who was also a former Finance Commissioner in the state, vowed that the current tempo of support to the APC would be sustained until when President Buhari is reelected in 2019.
Those who graced the occasion include incumbent Nigeria’s Ambassador to Tanzania, Ambassador Sahabi Isa Gada and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Morocco, Ambassador Abubakar Shehu Wurno, among others.
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