The Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reacted to the trending news that there is a plan to remove the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, after the governorship election.
According to the report, some youths in the state marched to the Sultan’s palace showing their displeasure against the removal of the monarch.
One of the leaders of the group, Murtala Abdulrahman while speaking with newsmen at the palace said, “We are at the palace to alert the Sultan on the evil plot by the APC to remove him if they win the governorship election.”
“They alleged that the Sultan has not been supporting the APC. They are saying, ‘new government, new Sultan.’ We will not allow them to rubbish our traditional ruler. We shall put them to shame.”
The chairman of APC in the state, Isa Acida, while addressing the report described it as a plot by Peoples Democratic Party ahead of governorship election.
Isa accused the Chairman of PDP in the state, Ibrahim Milgoma of making a statement that could stir up violence in the state.
He said, “Leadership of the PDP is inciting the youths to violence ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.”
“Milgoma and the Zonal Vice-Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Muhammadu Dangwaggo, alongside other party leaders in the state, made the inciting statements on Sultan of Sokoto removal during a rally organised by PDP youths at Government House on Saturday.”
“The demonstration at the palace was sponsored by the opposition to tarnish the image of our party.”