Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged to his maximum support for the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who defeated him and ten other aspirants to emerge the party’s flagbearer in last Saturday’s primary election in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
On his return to Sokoto on Saturday, Tambuwal said, ”I accept the outcome of the primary in good fate and ready to mobilise support for our presidential candidate for victory.”
The governor, however, cautioned opposition APC in the state to mind its utterances or else he would not hesitate to expose the rots.
He said, ”when I assumed office in 2015, Sokoto elites advised and appealed to me to draw a line and begin on a clean slate of affairs and not to look back on the activities of past government. But if they choose not to guide their utterances, I will ignore the earlier call which will not make their stay comfortable in the state.”
He described the outcome of the PDP elective convention as the will of God that he did not emerge the standard candidate of the party.
While addressing supporters and well-wishers at the Government House, Sokoto, Tambuwal also thanked the delegates for their support.
He as well called on PDP supporters in the state to avoid politics of violence and promote free, fair and issue-based politics while urging opposition APC to do the same and not accelerate violence in the state.
Tambuwal noted that during his tenure, he has been able to tame area boys with a view to promoting sanity in the polity.
The governor was warmly received by hundreds of thousands party supporters and followers.