By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto has reportedly resigned as deputy governor of Sokoto State.
Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and he is expected to contest against his former boss, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who may fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the gubernatorial poll in 2019 elections.
“The deputy governor was not forced to resign. The newspaper quoted a source as saying that Ahmed resigned voluntarily and“we will not hesitate to accept his resignation.
Ahmed was said to have submitted a copy of his resignation to the state House of Assembly but it was not read at the floor of the House during the sitting on Tuesday, November 13.
It is good that he resigned honourably because he would save himself from unforeseen humiliation and also save his relationship with the governor,”he said.
He confirmed that the deputy governor didn’t resign because he was having problem with his boss as a result of their political differences, reiterating that he was not forced to resign.
Both the spokesmen of Governor Tambuwal and that of the deputy governor have not reacted to the resignation.
Meanwhile, Governor Tambuwal’s name is reportedly missing as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) releases the names of aspirants for the 2019 elections in Sokoto state.
The Sokoto State Governor who defected from the ruling APC to the PDP contested and lost the presidential primary of the PDP.
The list was displayed at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state.The list showed that Manir Dan’iya is listed as the governorship candidate of the PDP in the state.
Manir Dan’iya was the immediate past commissioner for local government and community development.