Posted by Grand News | 14 November 2018 | 1,219 times
The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, allegedly resigned yesterday, Daily Trust reports.
Ahmed, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, is expected to contest against his former boss, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who is being speculated would fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the gubernatorial poll in 2019 elections.
Quoting a source closed to Tambuwal, Daily Trust gathered that the deputy Governor was not forced to resign but did voluntarily. The sourced added that “we will not hesitate to accept his resignation.”
Ahmed was said to have submitted a copy of his resignation to the state House of Assembly but it was not read at the floor of the House during Tuesday’s sitting.
A member of the House who sought for anonymity confirmed the receipt of the letter.
“It is good that he resigned honourably because he would save himself from unforeseen humiliation and also save his relationship with the governor,” he said.
He confirmed that the deputy Governor didn’t resign because he was having problem with his boss as a result of their political differences, reiterating that he was not forced to resign.
According to Daily Trust, both the spokesmen of Governor Tambuwal and that of the deputy Governor could not be reached for comment as at the time of filling the report.
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