By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
Sokoto state House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aminu Manya Achida yesterday declared his unflinching loyalty and those of other 15 lawmakers elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform in the state.
Many a added” My loyalty and those of my colleagues to the party in the state remain unshaken.”
Manya spoke when he led other 15 APC lawmakers in the state assembly on a visit to the party’s State Secretariat, Diplomat Area , Sultan Abubakar road, Sokoto amidst thunderous solidarity ovation by supporters of the party.
According to the Speaker who urged party members to ignore rumour that tend to send wrong signals on the party, said ” we are bounded by our party’s common ideals in the state assembly. We are organised with committed for he unity and strength of APC in the state.
” I wish to also point out that, people should learn to separate our party course and official responsibility in governance.
” We are elected to serve the entire people of Sokoto state and we will continue to do so with respect to the party. Our bond of fraternity with the party leadership in the state remain impeccable.
” We need to forge ahead and not to dwell on past happenings. All of us (16) elected on the APC platform are on the same page on issues and matters of legislation as it affects our party and the state.
” We are for the party and will continue to strengthen the tempo of its popularity, maturity and unity. We are thankful to our members for their resilience and support “, he stressed.
Earlier, the Majority Leader, Hon. Muhammad Bello Isah Ambarura said APC lawmakers had been working in unity and in cognisance of the party.
According to him” we are organised and proud of our party to which we owe allegiance politically.
” Our loyalty to the party is paramount and will keep doing the needful based on mutual understanding in the discharge of our functions for the development of the state”, he assured.
Chairman of the party, Alhaji Sadiq Isah Achida who received the lawmakers, described the visit as historic and monumental to the party’s unity and strength.
According to Achida who was at hand along other Executives of the party in the state ” this visit is a solidarity coming by the Speaker and his colleagues. It shows that we have been relating well on matters important to the party especially on legislation.
” We are not advising you to fight the government but do the right thing in the interest of the state. Where there is derailment, we will not advise you to comprise”, he reminded the APC lawmakers who are in the majority.
The Chairman however, advised the lawmakers to routinely be in touch with their constituents to further cement good relationship and support the where and when necessary.
” I do hope that other elected lawmakers will hold on to the party with passion. too. I recall that the Minister for Police Affairs Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi visited the party office sometimes back. This shows how relevant and strong the party is in the state.”
While appreciating the wisdom of the lawmakers led by the Speaker, Aminu Manya, the State APC Secretary, Abubakar Yabo (Digogo) said the step taken would further stem the party on better political standing and strengthen its members confidence in elected officers and representatives at all levels