From Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
The Sokoto state All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Candidate, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto has promised to provide purposeful leadership if elected as Governor in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state.
Aliyu stated this at the party gubernatorial campaign flag-off and presentation of party flag held at Wamakko town in Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.
He said the absence of good governance is responsible for insecurity, poor economy, and wanton decay of structures in public schools across the state.
He promised to return financial autonomy to the local government councils in the state as well as curbing crimes and bring about the needed grassroots development across all LGAs.
“My administration will give adequate attention to the physically challenged through a policy that will attend to the needs of such a class of people.
He condemned the PDP-led administration in the state for its inability to fulfill one-third of its 2025 and 2019 campaign promises made to the electorates in the state.
“The people of Sokoto state have never had it so bad as in the last eight years of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration, adding that the state has been backward in all ramifications statistically.
“If APC is given the mandate to govern the state, we definitely change the narrative for the better. As governor I will inject life into the state civil service which has since been bastardized,” civil servants in the state have been demoralized with little or no passion for the job.
The Director General of the APC Gubernatorial campaign council and minister of Police Affairs Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi said he is optimistic that victory is on the side of the party in the forthcoming polls..
He said APC is on a thank you visit to the electorates and teeming people of the state for their support and loyalty to the party leadership over the years.
Dingyadi further stated that despite eight years out of governance yet APC supporters remain intact, adding that APC would continue to champion the cause of the teeming people of the state by providing meaningful development that would improve their quality of life.
On his part, the APC leader and Senator Sokoto Central senatorial District, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko urged eligible Nigerians on the need to collect their Permanent Voters Cards and to elect all APC candidates in the general elections.
“The presidential Candidate of the APC Bola Ahmad, is the only answer for Nigerians, if they need good governance, saying that insecurity, joblessness, and hunger are enough reasons to remove PDP from the act of governance in the state”. says the senator.
Earlier in his address, the state party chairman, Alhaji Isa Sadeeq Achida expressed delight with the large turnout of supporters at the campaign venue.
He said what he saw is testimony that APC supporters in the state were very eager to reclaim their stolen mandate.” What happens in 2019 will never happen agian as we have put all machinery in motion with a view to ensure that, the forthcoming elections in the state are free and fair.”