By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
NO fewer than 300 former Special Assistants who resigned their appointments under the current PDP Sokoto state government of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal pledged their loyalty and support to the All Progressives Congress(APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko.
The erstwhile Special Assistants decision is coming on the heels of the defection gale characterising the two major political parties ahead of 2019.
Speaking on Sunday during a Sallah homage paid to the immediate past former Governor of the state, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, at his Gawon Nama, Sokoto, residence, Leader and Chairman of their Forum, Alhaji Abdullahi Abubakar Sokoto, Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki along with HaskeHajiya Hauwa’u Mai-Matasa, said, ” We are in absolute support of all the programmes and policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, just as we will tirelessly work to ensure their success .
” We are also in total support of the President’s on going efforts to fight corruption, tackle insecurity , improve the economy and bolster employment generation, youths and women empowerment.
” We would therefore remain diligently to all the the worthy causes of the President and Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko. ”
They vowed to remain patriotically committed to ensuring the success of the party’s candidates, all levels, during the forthcoming general elections.
The former Aides also reiterated their unwavering commitment to the lofty ideals of the APC, especially its people -oriented change agenda.
Responding, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District lauded the former Aides for the invaluable gesture .
The lawmaker who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, again reminded the people of the state to endeavour to acquire their Permanent Voter Cards ( PVCs).
Doing so, he averred, was the only way all the eligible voters in the state would not disenfranchise themselves during the 2019 general elections.
Senator Wamakko further admonished youths in the state against fomenting violence before and after the polls .