Sokoto APC chair denies Tambuwal’s defection rumors


The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, has said that there is no reason to give a “red card” to Governor Aminu Tambuwal because he has done nothing to warrant sack.

Achida spoke in the wake of a claim by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who said the APC had sent him out of the pitch by giving him the red card, saying he was looking for another platform.

There are speculations that beside Ortom, some other APC governors, including Tambuwal, are planning to leave the APC.

But Achida said he was not aware of such move in Sokoto. “My leadership is 100 per cent with the governor. As far as I am concerned, everything is fine,” he said.

“We are with him (Tambuwal). There has been nothing incriminating from him, he is with APC 100 per cent; supporting us, giving us everything we need.”

On insinuations of Tambuwal’s likely defection to PDP, he said he was hearing it from this reporter for the first time. “I have not heard it; he has not told us anything about it and I know nothing about it,” the state party chairman said.