Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Sunday, March 31, urged the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their supporters to join his administration in moving the state forward.
In a statement by senior special assistant on special duties, Yusuf Dingiadi, in Kaduna, Tambuwal said the March 9 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections were won and lost, “it is time to move on.“
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tambuwal said his doors remain open for all to join the PDP-led-government in steering the affairs of state.
The governor added that his administration would not condone any form of post-election violence in any part of the state.
He urged aggrieved political parties and persons not to resort to violence, but should approach the Election Petition Tribunal to peacefully seek redress in accordance with the law.
It would be recalled that the Chairman of the Sokoto State chapter of APC, Isa Sadiq, in a statement on Saturday, March 30, assured of retrieving what he described as “party’s Gubernatorial mandate stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party at all cost.
The chairman had averred that, “such deluded and misplaced outcries by governor Tambuwal, are in-efficacious, just as they are immaterial and ineffectual.
. He said: “Nobody had used the powers or prowess of any federal agency, rather, the teaming supporters of the party and the electorate, state-wide had cast their votes massively for the APC candidates, at all levels.
“The massive and colossal votes cast for our candidates, at all levels, including President Muhammadu Buhari, showed that, the people love and cherish the APC and it remains the party to beat,
The electorate had since lost confidence in the PDP which had fielded expired and lesser candidates who lacked even the least of support.
‘’The APC is extremely optimistic that, the stolen mandate would be retrieved at the Gubernatorial Election Tribunal,which is expected to commence sitting in Sokoto soon.’’