Former Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko.
Following the rash of violent political clashes in the state, the Sokoto State campaign team of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to embark on an electioneering campaign devoid of violence.
Lately, violent clashes have become a regular occurrence within the state, compelling the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, to call on politicians to carry out their campaigns in a peaceful and violence-free environment.
Perhaps in reaction to the monarch’s advisory, the APC is assuring that it would be running a violence-free campaign in spite of alleged provocation by the opposition in the state in Nigeria’s North-West geopolitical zone.
Former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aliyu Wamakko, gave the assurance in a statement by the Chairman, Publicity, Sokoto State APC Campaign Council and member of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council Media Directorate, Dr. Danladi Bako, on Thursday.
Wamakko reportedly had spoken to journalists after a caucus meeting on the outcome of a briefing by the heads of security agencies with political parties in the state, which was attended by Sokoto State APC Chairman Isa Achida.
Wamakko dismissed insinuations or allegations that the APC was responsible for the increased violent clashes and counter-clashes during political campaigns in the last one month within the state.
He reassured APC faithfuls, residents and the public of the party’s resolve to commit itself to a very peaceful electioneering campaign.
He urged the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State to endeavour to disarm its youth wing and educate the members on the need for peace and tranquility ahead of the 2023 General Elections.
APC, as a party, according to him, is made up of decent and peace-loving citizens, and encouraged all residents of Sokoto to abhor violence and embrace peace during “this period and in future”.
The APC caucus meeting was attended by the Director-General of the APC Campaign and Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, among other party bigwigs.
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