Sokoto po­lit­i­cal groups de­fend Aishat, urge APC to with­draw pe­ti­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Auwal, Sokoko

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.

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