The All Progressives Congress (APC) will remain the ruling party in Sokoto state beyond 2015, the Commissioner for Health and secretary of the APC state interim committee, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, has said.
He said the party was firmly on ground and “is the only popular party in Sokoto, courtesy of the development projects executed by government of Alhaji Aliyu Magatakardan Wamakko.”
He said there was no village or community that did not benefit from one project or another.
On the APC congress, the interim secretary said the conduct was hitch- free.
He said: “As I am talking to you now, there was no report any violence acrimony or whatever, we have start getting reports from Sokoto north local government, Dange Shuni and Sokoto south local governments.
“The conduct was hitch-free and reports from all these local government showed that it was a consensus arrangement.
“We have two ways of electing leaders at all levels, it is either consensus arrangement which our party emphasises or voting, we are not PDP we don’t impose anybody on people.”
Meanwhile, reports from some local governments showed that there were some wrangling amongst party supporters.
The local governments included Gwadabawa, Kebe and Sabon Birni local government where t least 30 people were said to had vied for the chairmanship position.
In Wamakko local government where governor, Aliyu Magatakardan Wamakko, was a delegate, all the contestants emerged through consensus arrangement.
Blueprint gathered that despite the consensus arrangement, people voted to re-affirm the agreement.
Announcing the result, the chairman, congress committee, Alhaji Faruku Mustapha Balle, said there were 357 total delegates, but only 309 turned up.
He said Alhaji Bello Jiji Bado was elected unopposed and the executives and three national delegates, Alhaji Bello Haliru Guiwa, Alhaji Isah Moh’d Dundaye and Alhaji Abubakar Wamakko, were also elected unopposed.