Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state has observed that if five political parties could come together by putting their differences into workable merger as the All Progressive Congress (APC), an alternative to bad governance has been provided.
The governor said this at the opening of expanded meeting of the state interim committee, which includes former and present members of legislators from the party at all levels, etc the Presidential Lodge in Sokoto on Monday.
“From the way and manner our resources are being managed; from the way corruption has become a thing of the day; from the way impunity that has become a way of life and in spite of the security situation, government is still posed to threatening us.
“Truth and justice will prevail and APC will produce a government that will ensure three square meals and housing for all come 2015,” Wamakko said.
He added that the APC was there to put in place an alternative to bad governance. “We have all the resources that could make life better for the citizens of this country but because of bad governance, the people still suffer and at the international level, we suffer stigma.”
Wamakko advised that instead of threats been employed by government against governors,”it should focus on curtailing the security challenges that had continued to escalate, unabated.”
Inuwa Abdulkadir, Sokoto state Interim Committee chairman said that 308,000 party members were registered during the last registration exercise and by February 7, data of 895,0000 members were collated and waiting for party registration.
“This is a clear message of what the people of Sokoto state want. Time has come for progressive change,” Abdulkadir said.
All members of House of Representatives except Speaker Aminu Tambuwal and Hon. Umar Muhammad Bature, who represents Sokoto North/South federal constituency, attended the meeting.
Also in attendance were former deputy governor to Bafarawa, Alhaji Chiso Abdullahi and DPP governorship candidate in the 2007 election, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, among others.