By; BENEDICT SUNDAY, Kaduna
The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, on Thursday, December 6, came hard against his Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufai over the latter’s statement concerning the PDP campaign rally held for the North West zone on Monday, December 3.
Tambuwal said El-Rufai was shocked by the massive reception that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, had in Sokoto during the rally. He also said the Kaduna governor was worried about the decreasing popularity ofthe APC among Nigerians.
He also described El-Rufai as one of the people who have destroyed the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in Nigeria.
In a statement by Akibu Dalhatu, the special adviser on public enlightenment and mobilization, Tambuwal reacted to the claim by El-Rufai thatthe PDP hired crowd from Nigerto give the impression that Atiku was well accepted.
Tambuwal’s statement read:“The outcry by el-Rufai is a testimony to the fact that APC andits leadership were shocked by the gargantuancrowd the rally recorded in Sokoto which serveas the final burial of APC government in the north west and Nigeria in general because of perpetual failure, bad leadership, massive corruption, failure to end terrorism and other security challenges bedevilling our nation since the inception of Buhari’s administration in 2015.
For the purpose of setting the record straight, El-Rufai should not forget so soon that his hands were deeply involved in messing up of the present administration as a result of his bad governance and policies as a governor of Kaduna state, through mass sacking of innocent primary school teachers, unnecessary demolition of peoples landed properties, disregards and disrespect for traditional rulers, Northern elders, leaders and other respected institutions, escalation of insecurity, refusal to obey the court orders and rule of law among several others.
It was the same northwest people that he and his party begged for support in 2015. But because of the failure of APC government, incessant hunger and poverty all over the region that have made them to decamp to PDP, he is now calling them foreigners.