Marginal­iza­tion in Sokoto pol­i­tics

Daily Trust - - OPINION -

Ma­jor­ity of the masses of Sokoto state are ex­cluded from de­ci­sion mak­ing process es­pe­cially po­lit­i­cal ap­point­ments and the blame can only be put on elites and god-fa­therism.

Ma­jor­ity of Sokoto cit­i­zens have been marginal­ized in the scheme of things through the self­ish at­ti­tude of main stream politi­cians.

We the Sokoto peo­ple in Abuja also wish to ex­press sup­port for Ha­jya Aisha Abubakar as the Sokoto state’s min­is­te­rial nom­i­nee in the Buhari ad­min­is­tra­tion, and con­demn in to­tal­ity the de­scrip­tion of her nom­i­na­tion as in­jus­tice by APC lead­ers in Sokoto.

Aisha Abubakar, who has al­ready been screened by the Sen­ate, is def­i­nitely the ve­hi­cle Buhari needs and we as­sure the Pres­i­dent that she has the needed sup­port base from Sokoto peo­ple whose story will soon change with her ap­point­ment.

Pres­i­dent Buhari, who is well known for his self­less­ness and strict up­hold­ing of law, is also well ex­pe­ri­enced on who to choose to as­sist him run his ad­min­is­tra­tion.

We wish to state cat­e­gor­i­cally that none of the erst­while min­is­ters from Sokoto has helped Sokoto peo­ple apart from Bello Suleiman who had helped a lot of youths from the state to gain em­ploy­ment.

The pa­tient peo­ple

of Sokoto are fully be­hind Aisha’s nom­i­na­tion, which he de­scribed as a call to ser­vice, and are con­fi­dent that she will suc­ceed more than past min­is­ters from the zone just as we are con­fi­dent of Buhari’s sense of judge­ment.

As con­cerned cit­i­zens of the state, we want to voice out that Sokoto is a cen­tre of ju­rispru­dence where moral­ity takes lead in all its deal­ings and style of gov­er­nance.

We hereby re­state that the nom­i­na­tion of min­is­ters is the con­sti­tu­tional re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Pres­i­dent and no other of­fice holder.

Al­haji Abubakar Mo­hammed Abu Abuja, on be­half of Sokoto In­di­genes Re­sid­ing in Abuja

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