Twelve members of Sokoto State House of Assembly, on Friday, bought governorship forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Faruok Malami Yabo.
The lawmakers are those who refused to move with Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) when he defected recently.
A member of the delegation, Sani Alhaji Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of others, told journalists that they contributed the funds in order to support a governorship aspirant who could unseat Governor Tambuwal.
Yakubu said the APC needed to reclaim its mandate in 2019 to save the State from its present “bad, difficult and critical” condition.
Alhaji Faruk Malami Yabo is a former Commissioner of Finance and Local Government Affairs of Sokoto State.
In an earlier report, the governorship aspirant promised to create enabling environment for private businesses to thrive so that more jobs could be created when elected.
He also promised to deploy technology in tackling social vices and other crimes in the state, adding that technology was behind the security challenges and the same technology could solve them.
Yabo said that his government would engage professionals as well as academicians in deploying their research works to improve the standard of the state, especially in the area of job creation, industries development and agriculture.
Speaking on his agricultural blueprint, Yabo admitted that the sector must take a transition from the traditional method of farming but in a gradual process.
He also promised to create substantive number of jobs monthly by creating enabling environment for the private businesses to thrive.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari has delivered on most of his promises.
Tambuwal formally announced his defection from APC to PDP on Wednesday, August 1 at a gathering at Government House, Sokoto.
Tambuwal urged Nigerians to reject what he describes as ‘prison-yard democracy’ as represented by the recent alleged high-handedness by some security agencies against democratic institutions in the country.
He said President Buhari should be voted out of office because he is too old to lead the nation.