Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party is moving towards collapse.
Speaking at the inaugural zonal campaign of the People’s Democratic Party for the council poll in the Gwadabawa Local Government Area of the state, Tambuwal said he is not surprised at all that the APC will not be participating in the forthcoming LG poll to hold on March 27, across the state’s 23 local government areas because already the party has lost focus and the confidence of the people.
“They know they have not done anything and have nothing to offer to the state.”
He said the APC-led Federal Government has failed to deliver or execute any meaningful developmental project since it came to power, adding that Nigerians would no longer support APC and as such, heading to its grave.
Further mocking the APC, he stated sooner its members would dissolve into other political parties.
The governor used the occasion to appeal to Sokoto people to support and cooperate with security agents in their quest to provide security in all areas of the state.
“The council poll is key and relevant. You should mobilise yourselves en-masse to vote. Electorates at the grassroots see the council poll as an important aspect and integral part of the democratic process that will give them the opportunity to decide for themselves leaders of their choice.”
However, in a quick rebuke, Lagos and Ondo state chapters of the APC said Tambuwal is living in self-delusion and playing to the gallery, saying that the governor was only indirectly predicting the fate of the PDP “as a political party as a result of its permanent implosion before the next national elections.
“Unfortunately, he won’t receive a prize for his point-blank prophesy because of the obvious crisis that is tearing PDP apart in the various zones and the mutual suspicion and the crisis of confidence among its national leaders. “The heart-warming performance of APC in different by-elections across the country and the increasing numbers on the floor of the National Assembly put a lie to Tambuwal’s assertion.
“However, I shouldn’t fault him for seeking comfort in self-delusion.”