The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto has advised the outgoing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration of Governor Aminu Tambuwal to stop monumental atrocities and act sincerely.
APC chairman in Sokoto, Isa Achida, gave the advice while addressing journalists in Sokoto on Wednesday.
“It is common knowledge that the outgoing administration has already committed monumental atrocities to the economy and social life of Sokoto state. This is such that even the most benevolent leadership will require extraordinary effort to surmount,” said Mr Achida. “To add insult to injury, the outgoing administration is now engaged in making new appointments into the higher echelon of the state civil service.”
He added, “Moreso, making new appointments in traditional institutions, recruiting new and in some cases irrelevant staff and contract appointments to retired civil servants.”
The Sokoto APC chairman added that cases of allocation of plots of land and public properties to individuals are being recorded.
“This is as well as making suspicious variations on some contracts intended to cover up cases of fraud,” he said.
Mr Achida, however, said the APC is not interested in engaging in a war of words with the outgoing government.
“APC wishes to warn that while we do not deny that the outgoing administration has the prerogative to make allocations, appointments and orders,” the APC chair explained. “Any of such made to preempt our government will be subjected to review, and where they infringe with any extant laws will surely be set aside.”
In another development, the APC, in a statement, dissolved the 2023 Presidential and Gubernatorial Campaign Council in Sokoto.
The chairman appreciated the council members and appealed to them to employ the same zeal and commitment to whatever assignment the party and the incoming government entrusted them.
Meanwhile, the state APC transition committee, led by Abubakar Sani, has inaugurated an 18-number sub-committee to assist the main committee in ensuring a smooth government takeover on May 29.