Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto
A former chairman of All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State, Alhaji Usman Suleiman Dan Madamin Isa, has assured that Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, of the PDP and the incumbent governor of Sokoto State, is sure of winning the poll.
Suleiman, who is now a PDP chieftain and the state commissioner for Works, gave the assurance in Isa town while casting his vote at Muhammadu Dudawa polling unit.
He noted that unlike the presidential election held in the state where the party performed below expectation, the PDP had reviewed its strategy and set to clinch victory in all elective positions across the state.
“The turnout in these elections is very impressive as you can see. And we hope our governorship candidate in the person of Aminu, Waziri Tambuwal, is coasting home to victory. This will be unlike the presidential election in which our party performed very low.
“We reviewed our strategies and believe that we are winning all the elective positions across the state today by God’s grace,” Suleiman said.
Meanwhile, the senator representing Sokoto North senatorial district, Alhaji Aliyu, Magatakarda Wamakko, has admonished the electorate to peacefully exercise their franchise and freely vote their choices.
Wamakko spoke to newsmen shortly after casting his vote at the Gidan Ja’oje polling unit, in Wamakko town, headquarters of Wamakko Local Government of the State.
The Senator also said, “there is no need to cause any trouble, as that will not take us anywhere. It will not do anybody any good.
“In politics, just like in any other contest, there must be a winner and a loser. Hence, anybody, who loses should wait for the next four years to try his or her luck.”
The APC leader in the state however, averred that, Nigeria was making progress in her political system.
He lauded the massive turn out of voters at the polling units, adding, “the people have come out en masse and are conducting themselves lawfully.”