The ruling All Progressives Congresss (APC) has concluded arrangements for a mega rally analysts describe as mother of all rallies in Sokoto in solidarity with the party leader and Senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial district, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
The rally which analysts described as a show of strength contest between the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling APC in the state is expected to affirm which party controls Sokoto State.
Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal recently defected to the PDP from the APC where an unprecedented crowd of supporters gathered and persuaded him to move to the PDP as they claimed the APC has failed the people of Sokoto State.
The APC rally was planned to reveal who controls Sokoto according to the reaction of the former governor of the state and Senator representing Sokoto north senatorial District Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
Sources however revealed that massive mobilisation of members of the APC across the twenty three local government areas of the state is ongoing as well as party members of the neighbouring Zamfara and Kebbi states and moving into Sokoto in droves in order to have a larger crowd than the PDP crowd that gathered at the defection rally of Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
APC supporters are expected to throng the Sultan Abubakar III international airport to welcome the Senator back to the state, then proceed to Gawun Nama venue of the mega rally.
Spokesman to the Senator, Bashir Rabe Mani confirmed the rally will hold on Saturday, saying arrangements have been put in place to ensure it’s succeess.
Unverified sources however claimed that some APC governors are the financiers of the rally in order to intimidate Governor Tambuwal who left their folds for the PDP.
The source said over N300million has been earmarked for the prosecution of the assignment.