By Ado Hassan,Sokoto
In what looked like a renewed show of popularity, despite the tribunal ruling last Wednesday against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Governorship candidate in the March 2019 elections , Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, the seat of the caliphate on Saturday, got politically revived by a mammoth crowd of supporters in solidarity with the opposition APC in the state.
Led by the state party Leader and Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko” Sarkin Yaman Sokoto” along with Aliyu Sokoto, Hon. Farouk Malami Yabo, running mate to the candidate as well the Minister for Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi arrived seat of the caliphate via the Sultan Abubakar III International airport, Sokoto amidst warm reception by hundreds of thousands of waiting supporters who stationed themselves as early as 7am to welcome their leaders.
However, it was like a renewal of confidence and hope in the journey of the party as the crowd expressed conviction that their leaders were keeping fate in euphoria.
Triumphantly as it were, they were besieged by the anxiously waiting crowd in a long motorcade who drove on the 10 kilometre distance to Wamakko’s Gawon Nama Sokoto residence in the metropolis amidst political slogans.
” Sakkwatawa ga Baba Alu. Yabon gwani ya zama dole. Insha Allahu Ahmed Ali sai ya zama gwamnana Sakkwatawa” as captured ” Sokoto people, here is our father ALU. We have to celebrate and appreciate our political master. By God’s grace and blessings, Ahmed Aliyu will be governor of Sokoto state.”
Climaxing the rally at his residence while speaking, Senator Wamakko said the party in the state would convincingly pursue its course for justice to vindicate its anticipated victory.
According to the former governor, APC remained a violent free party platform adding that”we can only he grateful to God and by His grace, we will triumph”, while thanking the people of the state for their unflinching support to the party at all times and moments of struggles.
Also, the Governorship candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto who was flanked by his running mate, Hon. Farouk Malami Yabo acknowledged and thanked members and supporters of the party for their unquantifiable spirit of resilience, love and commient to ye course of the party and it candidates.
Sokoto further appealed for calm within the party members and assured that nothing would be left to chance in the journey to reclaim its stolen mandate” we are focused and set to retrieve our mandate. No retreat no surrender”, he vowed.
In he same vein, the Minister for Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammadu Maigari Dingyadi noted that APC was overwhelmingly loved and supported by a larger part of the state population.
According to him” this gathering is a clear testimony that the party is a beautiful queen loved and supported by all.”
Earlier, the state party chaiman, Alhaji Sadiq Isah Achida pointed out that APC in the state was still on course in defence of its hacked and stolen mandate.
” I am convinced that this warm reception by the good peace loving people of the state is a testimony and a reflection of the resounding long standing confidence they have for the party and its candidates political credibility.
” We are not relenting in the renewal process of our focus towards realising our dreams and aspirations ahead of
our next line of action”, he said.