Former Sokoto State Governor, Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, abandoned his successor and political godson, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, due to a N15 billion fraud allegation against his administration currently being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), THISDAY has learnt.
Despite Wamakko’s decision to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC), THISDAY checks revealed that Tambuwal decided to defect to the PDP because he had been assured of clinching the PDP presidential ticket by some governors from the South-east and South-south before he eventually dumped APC.
Multiple sources explained political intrigues that compelled Wamakko to shelve his defection plan at the weekend, claiming that the presidency learnt about the defection plan after the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki visited Wamakko.
Wamakko, also Chairman of Northern Forum of Senators (NFS), was one of the five governors that defected from the PDP to the APC in 2014 due to irreconcilable differences with the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP leadership.
THISDAY, September 16, 2018
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