Sokoto political groups defend Aishat, urge APC to withdraw petition
Political groups in Sokoto State yesterday rose in defence of Aishat Abubakar whose nomination for ministerial appointment is being challenged by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party had written to President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to withdraw her name from the list of his ministers sent to the senate for screening.
It said Aishat was not a member of the party and that she hailed from the same senatorial zone with the state governor.
But yesterday, groups including the Buhari Support Group, Concerned Citizens and Patriotic Citizens of Sokoto State in separate conferences described all the petitions as political and meant to create enmity between the people of the state and President Muhammadu Buhari.
The state coordinator of the Buhari Support Group, retired Squadron Leader Aminu Bala Sokoto , said all the points raised by the petitioners were irrelevant and should be ignored. He said the petitions were sponsored by some unhappy politicians whose anointed candidates were rejected by the president.
The Concerned Citizens expressed concern over the unnecessary political machinations and greed by politicians who want to corner the minister’s slot for their personal interests.