The ruling All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State has described the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Part, as a party that has lost focus and trying everything to remain relevant in the state.
This is contained in a press statement signed by the state chairman of the APC, Isa Acida, and made available to our correspondent on Thursday.
Acida said the Sokoto State APC had observed that the new opposition party in Sokoto was making frantic efforts these past few weeks to remain relevant.
“This did not come to us as a surprise because having realised the hollowness of their legal arguments at the Governorship Election Tribunal, they have decided to adopt a new strategy known as “the pull them down syndrome”.
“Unfortunately for the PDP, our governor, Dr. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, is a performer who cannot be deterred or distracted in his determination to develop Sokoto State and change the narrative of backwardness and lack of performance that the PDP era was known for.
“Having read the content of the PDP Chairman’s letter on the road projects being executed by the new APC administration, we became convinced that the Sokoto State PDP is only envious of the intimidating achievements of Governor Ahmad Aliyu in less than fifty days in office”
The PDP, had in a letter signed by its chairman and addressed to the governor, accused the state governor of a breach of constitutional duty in award of contract without the approval of cabinet members.
In his reaction, the APC chairman said the projects are meant to serve the interest of the people of Sokoto State and no amount of political blackmail will distract the new administration of the All Progressives Congress, under our able, progressive Governor, Dr. Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto.
“We are aware that the PDP leadership (now being teleguided from far away Plateau State), may not realise that Sokoto is changing fast for the better.
“This is only the beginning and more will be coming. We would rather listen to the positive voices of the masses than the rantings of rejected and frustrated politicians.
“However, we would like to advise the Sokoto State PDP Chairman, whom we know to be a Gentleman, to put politics aside, search his conscience and be patriotic enough to appreciate the excellent work of Governor, Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto, an achievement which, for eight years, their government failed to bring about”, he added.