Sokoto PDP rises in defence of Aisha as min­is­ter

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Rakiya A. Muham­mad, Sokoto

The Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State said it was sur­prised that there are moves against the nom­i­na­tion of Aisha Abubakar as min­is­ter.

Lead­ers of All Pro­gres­sive Congress (APC) in Sokoto had risen against Aisha Abubakar’s nom­i­na­tion, say­ing she is not a mem­ber of the party and not known by ma­jor­ity of the peo­ple.

They also said she hailed from the same sen­a­to­rial zone with the state gover­nor, Aminu Tam­abuwal.

But com­ment­ing on the is­sue, Al­haji Kabir Aliyu, who is the sec­re­tary of the PDP in the state said, “I am sur­prised that some ca­bals will openly re­ject her. This is the first time a woman from Sokoto is ap­pointed as min­is­ter, thereby, break­ing a jinx. She is com­pe­tent; she is a tech­no­crat and has proven her­self.

“I don’t think we can have a bet­ter choice, I think she is com­pe­tent, she is the best that we can have,” he said.

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