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APC reveals reasons behind PDP’s loss in Sokoto

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) allegations of using security agencies to harass their supporters during the governorship and state assembly elections in Sokoto State. The Sokoto State APC Chairman, Hon. Isa Sadiq Achida, dismissed the allegations and asked the PDP to take responsibility for their defeat. In a press conference at the party secretariat, Achida blamed the PDP’s non-performance in education, health, water supply, and rural development for their loss.

Achida further accused the PDP of destroying the local government administration and causing the collapse of the entire state civil service system, among other reasons that contributed to their defeat. He cited the non-payment of February salaries to a greater percentage of Sokoto State civil servants and the discontinuation of monthly impress for ministries in the state.

Additionally, the APC chairman called on security agencies to extend their investigations to innocent bystanders allegedly attacked and killed by PDP supporters close to the Government House on the day of the governorship results’ declaration. He argued that the investigation should not be one-sided and should cover everyone involved in the violence.

Achida stated that the PDP’s accusations of voter suppression were baseless, and that the people of Sokoto State had spoken through their votes. He urged the PDP to accept defeat and work towards making progress in the state.

The Sokoto State governorship and state assembly elections were held on Saturday, March 9th, with the APC’s candidate, Ahmed Aliyu, emerging as the winner. Aliyu polled 511,661 votes, while the PDP’s candidate, Aminu Tambuwal, the incumbent governor, scored 512,002 votes. The PDP rejected the results and called for a rerun, which was rejected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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