Yusuf Dingyadi, Senior Special Assistant (Special Duties) to Sokoto Governor, has said no amount of propaganda and lies by the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state can deter his principal, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from giving the people dividends of good governance.
He said Governor Tambuwal won his reelection free and fair, hence will keep his promise to the people with a special focus on health and education.
Speaking with Sun newspaper, Dingyadi said: “You see, the election has come and gone. Despite the intimidations and intrigues in-between, we are thankful to Almighty Allah who gave the people of Sokoto the ability to cast their vote and stand by it.
“If a sitting governor could be blocked by security men, told not to leave his house just because some people thought they have connections in Abuja, then, you can imagine what others in the state might have passed through.
“You know when they lose election, they bring all the lies, all the mischief to gain sympathy. Majority of APC people in Sokoto have nothing doing except propaganda and lies against the PDP or the governor.
“They unleashed EFCC on our political leaders in order to scare them and send them away so they could do what they want.
“They threatened our traditional rulers, the community leaders, Islamic scholars and even imams of the various mosques in the state. But all failed.
“They went to bring political thugs who are fighting bandits in Zamfara to come and fight harmless electorate just because you want to win election.
“We thank God that President Muhammadu Buhari was not in support of what they are doing. For the first time in my life, I commended Mr. President for not allowing these desperate politicians to soil his name during the inconclusive election. They wanted war in Sokoto. But we did not give them war instead, we prayed and God delivered us.
“Our next level is not going to be like that of the APC. Our next level will transform people’s life for the better. We will create more jobs, bring investors and improve on general standard of living of people of Sokoto State. We shall provide essential needs like medical facilities.
“The governor has already impacted on the health sector because we believe that health is wealth. Education is also given prominence in his budget.”