By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
FORMER Governor Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa yesterday berated his successor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko and the QC gubernatorial candidate, Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto for not honouring a peace meeting summoned by Sultan Muhammad Sa’ad.
Bafarawa made the remark at the state PDP rally tor the reelection of Governor Amninu Waziri Tambuwal held in Wamakko town.
According to the former governor, the reverred leader organised to meet with all candidates and chieftains of political parties with a view to advise them to ensure peaceful political rallies and conduct of elections.
” I recall the Sultan called for a peace meeting to ensure a violent free polls in the state. The reason was that we are all indigenes and should be up to the task of achieving peace.
” But to our dismay, the absence of the APC gubernatorial candidate only portrayed that he is working on the instructions of his Boss(Wamakko).”
Bafarawa noted that the state needed peace not violence pointing out that ” Everything has time. My time and Wamakko’s had passed and we ought to know that by coming together to build the state.
He assured the people of Wamakko town that Tambuwal’s government is set to bring succour to all in the state” he will do better the way I did in my days as governor.
According to the former governor who also assured that youths would be considered in the scheme of things if Tambuwal is reelected, added” the youths need to be supported and empowered to lead.
He commended Tambuwall for the relative peace enjoyed in the state noting that the ban on youths bearing arms during political rallies is commendable.
” Tambuwal will prioritise peace, security, employment and infrastructural development of the state.”
Governor Tambuwal who thanked supporters for consistently standing by him and the party, promised to reposition the state and reward all by ensuring the spread of dividends of democracy and good governance.