A Lawmaker in the Sokoto State House of Assembly has accused Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, who recently decamped from APC to PDP of inducing him and other lawmaker in the state to do likewise.
The Lawmaker claimed that he was offered 13 Million Naira by the governor to leave the party, but, he claimed he rejected the money and appeared to insinuate that the 18 other members who followed Tambuwal to the PDP accepted the bribed. The claim has not been verified.
The lawmaker claimed that 11 other members of the house rejected Tambuwal’s bribe.
“We were offered N13 million each to move to the PDP. I, along with 11 other members of the house declined the offer and remain in the party with which we were elected.
” We remain loyal to APC, our leader Sen. Aliyu Wamakko and President Mohammadu Buhari. We cannot join PDP because we cannot return to darkness which the opposition party represents, having experienced the light in APC”.
“No amount of intimidation, political harassment as well as monetary inducement will make us change our political stand.
“We are happy with the recent political development in our state and we will continue to work towards promoting the lofty ideals of our party,” he said.
The lawmaker added that he and the other 11 who refused the proposal of the governor, did so because they had their names to protect.
“We have since embarked on house to house sensitization to our teeming supporters on why we remain in our party and why we want them to remain politically committed ”
“We want everybody to remain loyal to our party leaders ,shun political thuggery and violence because as progressive we must be seen to be promoting peaceful coexistence for the overall political growth of our party “he said.
He called on APC teeming supporters to participate in the ongoing continuous voters registration exercise.
“Any body that offers you money, collect it because it is your money that is supposed to be used in providing democracy dividends but diverted for selfish interests,” he said.
Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, the deputy governor of the state, however remains in the People Democratic Party (PDP)