Why 252 Aides Resigned From Tambuwal’s Cabinet
As the season of defections continue, more party members are pitching their tents with new parties.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State recently dumped the All Progressive Congress to the People's Democratic Party but it seems some of his aides are not jumping ship with him.
252 Special Advisers and Special Assistants appointed under his administration have resigned their positions.
The affected aides said their resignations were informed by the recent decision of the Sokoto State Governor to dump the All Progressives Congress, the party which they are bona fide members of in the state.
They stated that their resolve to remain in APC will not allow them to function in their respective positions under Tambuwal’s government.
Addressing journalists on Sunday in Sokoto, the spokesman of the SAs, Hon. Dasuki Haske, also said their decisions were hinged on their loyalty to the party.
“We deem it fit to state categorically that we are not ready to join Governor Tambuwal in his new party. That was what informed our decision. We will remain in APC and there is no going back.
“We are members of APC before taking up our appointments as SAs and it was based on our membership values that we were given such positions. Now, we have resigned because the governor has not performed well since inception to justify our support for him.
“We want to assure that we will work for the success of APC in the state come 2019 general election. We will work for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and our state party leader, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko,” Haske said.
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