Bye Bye To PDP, As El-Rufai, Top Governors, Storm Sultan Of Sokoto’s Backyard, For Strategic Meeting

Ahead of the March 23 rerun elections, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state was spotted in Sokoto where he went to console former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wammakko over the death of his younger brother, Alhaji Salihu Barade.


Governor Nasir El Rufai in prayers with Former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wammakko (l) during a visit to console with the latter over the death of his brother at his residence in Sokoto….last Thursday. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida


The Senator’s brother died around 2am on Thursday, March 21, less than 48 hours to the governorship supplementary poll in the state.



The deceased who was 64-year-old, was buried in his hometown, Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko local government in Sokoto state on Thursday morning, according to Islamic rites.


Governor Nasir El Rufai speaking while Former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wammakko and others listen during a visit to console with the latter over the death of his brother at his residence in Sokoto….last Thursday. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida


A statement by the special assistant on media and publicity to Senator Wamakko, Bashir Rabe Mani, explained the funeral prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Dankel, Alhaji Muhammadu Dangande.


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Aside Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, other top government officials, who attended the prayers include Governor Aminu Tambuwal, his deputy Alhaji Mannir Dan-Iya, Wamakko and Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, who was represented by the Wazirin Sokoto, Professor Sambo Wali Junaidu.



The APC leaders also used the occasion to brainstorm on the forthcoming elections and how to wrestle power from the PDP in the state.



The visit is however not related to the alleged threat to depose the Sultan.


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Recall, that the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, had said that it “intercepted credible intelligence” of a fresh plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the Emir of Kano and Sultan of Sokoto State.



It said that the APC is planning to “depose” the Monarchs, for allegedly refusing to bow to pressure to take sides in the upcoming supplementary Governorship elections, in their respective States.


Imo Ugochinyere, the CUPP Spokesperson, in a statement, on Tuesday night, pointed out that the Leaders of the APC, are accusing the Monarchs of taking sides with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.


Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman.


“We make bold to say that this is a lie from the pit of hell. The Emir and Sultan are rather appealing for calm, and for the will of the people to be respected”, the CUPP said.


“Leaders of the ruling party, are boasting and threatening that if they win, they will force them out, by setting up State House of Assembly Panels to indict them of corruption and force them out, using Presidential support.



“They are also considering the use of the CJN option, against these respected Monarchs. This move to drag the sacred stools of the forefathers of these two States, is an invitation to full blown anarchy.



“We are warning the APC Leaders to back out of this nonsense, for the good and stability of the entire country.


“The move to militarise Sokoto and write figures from selected polling units, has been perfected like they did in Rivers State, and we must standup against that.



“We call on the people of Kano and Sokoto States to not just vote, but vote and defend their votes for their future, and the preservation of the stools of their forefathers.



“They must also arrest and grab any vote buyer at polling units, using the Opposition Code 20 powers of private arrest.



“The APC government should not try with rigging, because the tension is higher than that of 1983, and any of such move will spell doom for our democracy. Our final advice for them is to allow the will of the people to prevail.”

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