Sokoto – Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Saturday inaugurated three reconciliatory committees ahead of the January 2016 Local Government election in the state.
The committees, one for each of the three senatorial districts, were tasked with the responsibility of reconciling members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), especially chairmanship aspirants.
Inaugurating the committee in Sokoto, the governor said that the gesture was with a view to reaching a consensus among the aspirants.
Tambuwal explained that the committees were inaugurated to avoid rancour and division among supporters of the party at the local levels.
The Governor, however, warned against imposition of candidates, saying the wish of the people must be considered and respected by the party.
Tambuwal thanked the leadership of APC in the state for ensuring peace and harmony in the party.
He also thanked the people of the state for their support and understanding, assuring them that his government would not relent in its efforts to reposition the state and make it among the best.
Earlier, chairman of the party, Alhaji Usman Danmadamin-Isa, said the decision to set up the committees was informed by the need to ensure peace and harmony in the party.
He said the Sokoto Central Senatorial Committee would be chaired by Alhaji Muhammadu Dingyadi, while Ambassador Abubakar Shehu Wurno and Alhaji Chiso Dattijo would chair that of Sokoto-South and Sokoto-East senatorial districts respectively. (NAN)