Olalekan Adetayo , Abuja
Sokoto State Governor , Aminu Tambuwal , on Wednesday said the success of the Peoples Democratic Party ’ s North West rally held in the state on Monday was instilling fear in the minds of his Kaduna State counterpart , Nasir El – Ruffin, and his cohorts.
El -Rufai had on Tuesday claimed that the PDP rented people from Niger Republic to attend the rally.
But Tambuwal , in a statement by his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment and Mobilisation , Akibu Dalhatu , said El -Rufai ’ s claim was “evident of political frightening and an attempt to score cheap political goals .”
He said the statement was a proof that the All Progressives Congress and its leadership were shocked by the huge turnout the rally recorded .
The governor described the rally as “ the final burial of APC government in the North West and Nigeria in general.”
He said the party would fail in the forthcoming general elections allegedly because of bad leadership , corruption and failure to end terrorism among others .
The statement read, “El -Rufai should not forget so soon that his hands were deeply involved in messing up of the present administration as a result of his bad governance and policies as governor of Kaduna State , through mass sacking of innocent primary school teachers, unnecessary demolition of peoples landed properties , disregards and disrespects to traditional rulers, Northern elders , leaders and other respected institutions, escalation of insecurity , refusal to obey the court orders and rule of law among several others .
“El – Rufai is coldhearted . It was the same North- West people that he and his party begged for support in 2015 , but because the failure of APC government, incessant hunger and poverty all over the region , that have made them to defect to PDP . He is now calling them foreigners .
“What scared El – Rufai and his co- travellers was the success recorded at the Sokoto PDP campaign rally. The Sokoto gathering no doubt instilled fear in the minds of El -Rufai and his cohorts so much that in their wildest imagination their party , the APC will fight it impossible to record a replica of such mammoth crowd in any state of the North West including El – Rufai ’ s own state of Kaduna .”
Tambuwal said he would defeat APC and deliver the entire North West to PDP because of massive support , love and loyalty of the people of the area .
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