The People Of Sokoto Rejects Atiku Abubakar

A group referred to as the ‘Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State, has disclaimed the claims of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, telling the former vice president to seek his state of origin elsewhere, and not Sokoto State.

According to the State Coordinator of the Group, retired Squadron Leader Aminu Bala Sokoto, he disclosed this as the decision of the group in Sokoto, where he addressed reporters.

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Prior to this time, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar dismissed the claims of the All Progressives Congress that he’s a Cameroonian by birth, claimed Sokoto as his true state of Origin.

The Former Vice-President said that while he was given birth to in Adamawa state, his father hailed from Sokoto, while his mother was from Jigawa state.

He mentioned that he only contested and won the governorship election of Adamawa in 1998, which was at a time part of the Northern Cameroon, he was able to contest because of his paternal grandfather’s migration.

According to Aminu Bala Sokoto, who served as former Air force Senior Officer, he reported that:

“Atiku who is now over 72 years old has never associated himself with Wurno , headquarters of Wurno Local Government of Sokoto State, where he claims his grandfather hailed from .

“His false and atrocious claim is just coming now that he is being bogged down by a protracted electoral litigation sequel to the 2019 Presidential elections.

“He is now claiming to hail from Sokoto and Jigawa States. He has forgotten that, in 2003 he had maliciously described the people of Sokoto, Kano and the other North Western States as ungrateful power zealots.”

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Aminu Bala Sokoto said the people of Wurno as well as Sokoto State are strongly reject the claims of Aitku Abubakar, and does not regard him as a son of the soil.

“Otherwise, he should look elsewhere and search for his origin and not anywhere near Wurno, in particular or Sokoto State in general.”

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