A Coalition of Youth Organisations in Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto State are reacting to a statement that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Atiku Abubakar made some weeks ago in their area.

The former Vice President had during his North West campaign rally in Sokoto on December 3, said that his background was from Wurno Local Government Area of the state, but the group on Friday said the claim of being an indigene of the area was false.

Wurno is the home town of the first Sultan of Sokoto, Late Muhammadu Bello, the son of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio.

The group in a statement jointly signed by Murtala Wurno and Kabiru Wurno Chairmen of Garlic Farmers Association and Rice Farmers Association of the council respectively, said Atiku had nothing to do with the area.

They said that the claim was intended for cheap political popularity.

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"The PDP presidential candidate’s claim of being an indigene of Wurno local government is just for his political gain in order to get the votes of the people of Sokoto state.

"We, the coalition of youth organisations in Wurno have dissociated our area from this claim.

"We urge Atiku to concentrate on his Agenda for Nigeria and stop making spurious claims.

"Wurno local government is a famous town blessed with people of good reputation and scholars who always succeeded in preaching the best for humanity," they said. 

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