From Onuminya Innocent, Sokoto
No fewer than two hundred and fifty two Special Advisers and Special Assistants, loyal to the All Progressives Congress ( APC), have resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), led Sokoto state government .
The former Aides who were appointed by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, announced their resignations at a News Conference conducted at the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ), Press Centre, Zuru road, Sokoto, on Sunday .
Some of the former Aides who spoke on behalf of their colleagues said their action was informed by their unflinching loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and the party.
One of them, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Haske said, ” we are here to inform the good people of Sokoto state that SAs under the APC have resigned from the government of the PDP , under Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
” We were given the positions when we belonged to the APC, but they have defected to the PDP, while we have chosen to remain In the APC.
” APC will win the forthcoming general elections, at all levels, and we would work assiduously , as well as fearlessly to ensure this feat. ”
Two former Special Assistants, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmed Sokoto and Alhaji Bello Mai Jama’a averred that, they have chosen to remain In the party to beat, the APC.
According to the duo,” we will put our heads together to ensure the success of the party , at all levels in Nigeria.
” We have pledged our unflinching loyalty to the President, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko and the entire leadership of the party .
” No any meaningful development has been recorded in the last three years in the state , contrary to our earlier motives for accepting the erstwhile positions .”
The party’s state woman leader, Hajiya Rabi Adamu Tudun Wada and another woman chieftain, Hajiya Hauwa Mai Matasa maintained women in the state were solidly behind the APC , its leaders and stakeholders.
Responding, the state Chairman of the party , Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, commended the former Aides for their sacrifice , trust, loyalty and patriotism.
” All those who resigned are bonafide members of the APC and the struggle would be diligently sustained , without any apprehension as victory is ours , by God’s special grace .
” APC has already accepted them, while more are coming. We are assuring that, everybody will be carried along as they have taken the path of honour,” Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, added.