APC Congress: Sokoto Speaker advises party members against godfatherism



Ahead of the upcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) congress, Alhaji Aminu Achida, the Speaker, State House of Assembly, has advised party members to shun godfatherism.

Achida spoke at a meeting of the APC Caucus in support of the governorship candidature of Alhaji Balarabe Salame (APC-), who represents Gwadabawa/Illela Federal Constituency.

According to him, the main challenge in Nigeria’s democracy is the act of godfathers and this unleashed more harm to the collective will of the people.

“We are facing a lot of in terms of security, economy and humanitarian activities, which are all elements of our collective act of depending on so-called godfathers.

“Therefore, there is general need all of us to wake up from such mentality and remain independent in order to we assign the right people who can address our collective will.

“Moreover, people need to sustain more prayers and to show love to one another to enable the relief of our in the country,” he said.

Achida added that needed to do more in addressing the security of the country, saying security alone cannot protect the country.

He commended the APC members at the gathering, while emphasising that the aim of the meeting was to discuss the party’s and challenges in the state ahead of congresses.

Also speaking, Rep. Salame thanked the group showing in supporting him to lead the state in the general election.

He promised an all inclusive when elected and to enhance a security architecture that would improve the living standards of the people.

Earlier, the Chairman of the caucus, Alhaji Bello Dogon-Daji, said that the choice of Salame was not by chance but deserved.

“As such we appeal to all APC members and people of state to support the gesture the overall of our state,” he urged. (NAN)