252 Special Advisers and Special Assistants of Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, have tendered their resignation following his defection from APC to PDP. Recall that on August 1st, Governor Tambuwal announced his defection from the ruling party to the main opposition party,PDP.
The spokesman of the SAs, Dasuki Haske, at a press conference this afternoon, said their decision to resign was based on their loyalty to the APC.
“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 taken up our appointments as SAs and it was based on our membership values that we are given such positions. Now, we have resigned because the governor has not performance well since inception to justify our supports for him. We want to assure that we will work for the success of APC in the state comes 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.
Also speaking at the press conference, a former Special Assistant to the governor, Rabi Tudunwada, said herself and other aides of the governor were forced to swear with Holy Qur’an to defect from the APC to PDP before they could get their August salary. She said some of them had refused to be part of the oath which informed their decision to resign from their respective positions.
The state governor is yet to react to the mass resignation and the allegations leveled against him.