By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
MEMBERS of the Sokoto state chapter of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change(CPC), yesterday regrouped to lament over alleged total marginalisation from affairs of governance and appointments by the Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal led administration in the state.
They unanimously appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to earnestly intervene by requesting the presidential panel to mediate in the matter with a view to addressing the problems.
Similarly, they accused the current government in the state for metting gross injustice ranging from victimization as well as subjecting them to various criminal abuses.
Addressing a press conference in Sokoto, the Convener, Professor Muhammad Lawal Bashir said after their painstaking sacrifices in the electoral processes that saw to the victory of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) both in the state and at the centre, they were side lined.
Bashir maintained that after the electoral victory, the PDP decampees under the leadership of Governor Tambuwal formed the government without any one of our members. They have extricated themselves from all the merger agreements.
” Out of the sixty nine elected offices, none has been given to us from the office of the Governor to councils chairmen.
” Also, out of eighty eight political appointments, only one is given to CPC even though, he was a former member of the PDP who decamped to CPC after loosing relevance in the party at that time”, he pointed out.”
The group however, applauded the move by the President for recognising the exigency to appoint a mediator to finetune and salvage the ruling APC from imminent disintegration and utumate collapse.
” We acknowledge and express our support and joy for a mediator in the person of our National party Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to assist in salvaging our great party, the All Progressives Congress from imminent disintegration and ultimate collapse”, the convener said.