Senator Aliyu Wamakko says defectors to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties from All Progressive Congress (APC) will very soon start to regret their actions.
Senator Wamakko stated this on Saturday at solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari and APC leadership organised by party loyalists in Sokoto State following the defection of Governor Aminu Tambuwal from APC to PDP on the first of August.
It was very clear that Governor Aminu Tambuwal, who abandoned the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, lost the popularity contest between him and his former godfather, Senator Aliyu Wammako, following the unprecedented crowd that received the Senator and his party in Sokoto on Saturday.
Our man Olawale Omoyeni reported that Wamakko was received by massive crowd of supporters that delayed the landing of his aircraft for hours at at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport
Sokoto was literally shut down as the surging crowd, came out in a show of solidarity with Wammako, President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress.
Immediately the plane carrying the senator landed at the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, motorcyclists ran onto the tarmac to offer a guard of honour.
At the rally Wamako described PDP as a dead political, party noting that Tambuwal’s exit can never be a threat to APC as we still have two Senators, seven House of Representatives and 12 state Assembly members beside the high percentage of political elders, youths, women and the masses of Sokoto who are tired of non performance of Tambuwa’s government in the state.
Wamako extended President Buhari’s goodwill message to people of Sokoto state, saying that the Federal Government has executed many projects in the state contrary to the false information being spread by Tambuwal.
The senator thanked Sokoto people for the warm reception as well as solidarity in support of President Buhari and urged them to sustain the support to ensure victory of APC in 2019 elections.
” The present political situation in Sokoto is not between Wamakko and Governor Tambuwal but between APC as a political party and the dead PDP.”
Wamakko enjoined Nigerians to shun detractors and continue supporting the good leadership of President Buhari and APC at all levels.
Also, the State APC Chairman, Alhaji Sadiq Achida, said the party is still in control in the state and will continue to do so.
Good will messages were also received from former Kebbi Governor, Nasamu Dakingari, and representative of Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara.