By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
THE Sokoto APC state elective congress was yesterday night conducted devoid of rancour with the emergence by consensus of a new set of executives under the chairmanship of Hon. Sadik Isah Achida.
Achida who is the current Commissioner for Information and Home Affairs replaces Alhaji Usman Danmadamin Isah who has been nominated for confirmation as Commissioner by the Sokoto state House of Assembly.
However, most with the exception of a few former executives, were returned at the congress that ended at about mid-night.
Among those replaced include Women Leader, Hajiya Fatima ‘Yar Kangiwa with Hajiya Hadiza Abdullahi and Youth Leader, Nasiru Italy by Abubakar Yaro.
Accordingly, key positions of Vice Chairman went to Alhaji Mukhtari Bello Maigona while Publicity Secretary was clinched by Yusuf Abdullahi Ilarus.
Others are : Financial Secretary, Aminu Liman Bodinga; Legal Adviser, Mukhtar Mamuda Yabo and Bashir Isah Jabo as Organising Secretary while Haruna Adiya emerged as Treasurer among numerous others across the three senatorial zones accordingly.
In attendance were the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, Senators Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir and Abdullahi Danbaba Dambuwa, former Deputy Governor in the state and LOC, Chuso Abdullahi Dattijo, Ambassador Shehu Wurno, former SSG and one time Gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi, members of the state executive council, politicians among others.
The Senator representing Sokoto North senatorial District, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko was however, unavoidably absent as he was away for (Umrah) lesser hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.
However, the adoption for endorsement of the consensus followed a motion moved by Representative Aminu Shehu Shagari (Yabo/Shagari) Federal Constituency and seconded by the Speaker of the State Assembly, Hon. Salihu Maidaji.
Affirming the adoption by the delegates at the Giginya Township Stadium venue of the exercise before a repsentative of INEC, Muhammad Abubakar Sadik, the congress Committee Chairman, Brig. Gen. Joseph Okonkwo Jude(rtd) noted that APC in Sokoto was a unique democratic family for making the exercise rancour free while saluting the absolute control and examplary party leadership in the state.
” I am also appreciative of the Exco composition for accommodating 5 women. I am impressed this is happening in the caliphate.
” I pray that such uniqueness will be translated into victory for the party come 2019 with the spirit being exhibited the the amiable, young and vibrant Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.”
Jude, however said” the 5-man congress committee under my chairmanship do hereby declare all candidates for the various positions as duly elected having unanimously resolved by consensus.
” Three of us; myself, Bisi Idahomi and Alhaji Abdullahi Hanun Giwa are physically present and by constitutional requirement, we have formed a quorum”, he stated.
Speaking, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal who acknowledged the remarkable support and cooperation of stakeholders expressed gratitude for the peaceful and success recorded at the congress.
He noted that the exercise was all inclusive in the spirit of sensitivity by carrying every member along for equity to prevail.
” By this singular feat, I am confident that the flag of APC will be carried further and higher.
” It also symbolises our strength, oneness and indivisibility as a political family built on the foundation of democratic understanding and progress”, he pointed out.
Tambuwal further commended Senators Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko(Sokoto North), Ibrahim Abdullahi Gobir(Sokoto East) and Abdullahi Danbaba Dambuwa(Sokoto West) as well members of HoRsn State Assembly law makers and party members for their resilience and unflinching support for the realisation of the smooth wards, councils and state congresses.