The youth leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Northwest, Abdulhamid Mohd, has said that his party will reclaim Sokoto state from the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) and retain states already governed by the ruling party in the northwest region. He described the gubernatorial candidate of APC who is also a former deputy governor of the Sokoto, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu a formidable contender who will defeat PDP’s candidate in the upcoming poll.
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Mohd stated that while working to ensure that Sokoto becomes an APC state again, he added that the PDP will never taste power in the region. According to the APC youth wing leader, he said his party has over-delivered in terms of education, infrastructure, among others in states it occupied in the region, and as a result, retaining states under its control in the northwest will be a walkover come 2023. In a statement by Mohd, he noted that, already, “many close allies of Governor Aminu Tambuwal have decamped from the PDP to APC and more of them are expected exit the opposition party before elections Insha Allah. This is a clear pointer to show that APC remains a party to beat in the northwest and entire Nigeria as a whole.
Mohd, added that “every political stunts made by the opposition party to win our people over will be thwarted. The PDP has ruled for 16 years and there is nothing good to write home about them. “Within 6 years of APCs governance in the northwestern states, except Sokoto led by a PDP governor, we witnessed massive infrastructural development like never before. A visit to Kano and Kaduna alone is evident to prove that our progressive governors are up and doing. We want the benefit to spread across and that’s why we are taking over Sokoto from PDP next year,” he said.