In its continued drive for political big wigs in the nPDP, especially the G7 Governors, leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), stormed Sokoto to woo Governor Aliyu Wamakko to the party.
Newsdairyonline.com reports that after a closed-door meeting which lasted for about three hours in the Government House, Governor Wamakko led his visitors to a gathering where they stated the essence of their mission to Sokoto.
Speaking, Tinubu said that the APC had goal of developing the nation, a purpose, according to him, that was shared by Wamakko.
“The APC has a single purpose of developing the nation. You have the same purpose. Let’s join hands together to develop the nation,” Tinubu said.
He added that the purpose of the founding fathers of our dear nation had been breached by leaders of the ruling party, which gives rise for the need “to have a common vision and mission of developing a nation that has been in the incubator for
all these years of nationhood.”
Buhari told Wamakko that they were in Sokoto to extend their hands of fellowship to
change the situation of the country.
“We are here to look for your hands of fellowship by joining the APC. Let’s come together to change Nigeria. Today, Nigerians are in trouble; no food and people are in abject poverty; railways and airways systems are collapsed; above all, injustice has brought insecurity,” Buhari retorted.
Governor Wamakko responded by assuring leadership of the APC that he would consult with the people of the state and arrive at what to do.
“I believe you are here because we are in the 20th century, not 18th century. The days when you could intimidate people are over. Let me assure this august gathering,
we in Sokoto believe in justice and fair play.
“Our elders, youths, women, are all working as a team. We will ask for people’s opinion. We are happy with your visit because it has strengthened us. It is time for the truth and working by it. The time of threats and intimidation are over,” a visible angry Wamakko said.
The APC leaders, led by Buhari included Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, Ahmed Tinubu, Chief John Oyegun, Sen. George Akume; former Minister,Hassan Lawan; former Speaker Bello Masari and Faruk Adamu.