A Coalition of Youth Organisations in Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto State has discredited the claim of the Presidential Candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, that he is an indigene of the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Atiku, the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the North West rally in Sokoto on Dec. 3, said that his background was from Wurno local government area of the state.
The Chairmen of Garlic Farmers Association and Rice Farmers Association of the council, Alhaji Murtala Wurno and Alhaji Kabiru Wurno, reacted to this claim in a statement they jointly signed on Friday in Sokoto.
They accused Atiku of wanting to gain cheat political points, by making a claim that is unfounded.
“The PDP presidential candidate’s claim of being an indigene of Wurno local government is just for his political gain in order to get the votes of the people of Sokoto state.
“We, the coalition of youth organisations in Wurno have dissociated our area from this claim.
“We urge Atiku to concentrate on his Agenda for Nigeria and stop making spurious claims.
“Wurno local government is a famous town blessed with people of good reputation and scholars who always succeeded in preaching the best for humanity.”