No fewer than 400 former aides and political appointees of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal on Monday expressed their full support for the Governor, following his defection to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The aides who were relieved of their appointments by the Sokoto State government gave their support during a solidarity visit to Tambuwal at the State’s Government House in Sokoto.
The Secretary of the former Special Assistants, SAs, forum, Nasiru Shamaki who spoke on behalf of others also debunked the purported resignation by those he referred to “as few SAs”.
He said this in reaction to Sunday’s press conference by few of their former colleagues who claimed they had resigned from the government.
Shamaki said before the “few SAs” went to the press, the governor had “already dropped them and commended the mature political decision of the Governor for the decision.”
“The decision was timely as it will allow the SAs to pursue their partisan political interests without hindrance or injury to the interest of the state government”, he said.
He reiterated that, “Overwhelming majority of them are solidly behind the governor come rain, come shine and that they still maintained their loyalty to him having moved to the PDP on the same day he defected.”
Shamaki described the group as, “disgruntled and rabble-rousers, who were bitter about the fact that they were sacked.”