Wamakko Fires Back At Presidency, “Show Me Respect And Gratitude” For Helping To Revive PDP In Sokoto

Goodluck-Jonathan and WamakkoGovernor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has said that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not have won a single seat in the state in the 2007 general elections if not for his timely intervention.

The governor, who was responding to a recent television programme monitored in Abuja Monday, in which the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, described Wamakko and his colleagues in Niger and Adamawa States as ingrates for not appreciating the ruling party which provided a platform for them to become governors, said that it was the PDP that begged him to join the party having seen its precarious position in the 2007 elections.

Wamakko said that Gulak’s claims, which were laughable and borne out of ignorance and mischief, were deliberately aimed at scoring cheap political points.

The governor, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Press Affairs, Abubakar Dangusa, noted that Gulak was deliberately trying to twist the facts of his entry into the PDP and downplay the very strategic role he played in salvaging the party from the brink of extinction in Sokoto State at the time.

The governor said: “The Presidency and the PDP leadership should show me respect and gratitude after begging me to leave my party and join them so as to help them win the state from the reigning ANPP at the time.

“Gulak should be bold enough to tell the world that it was Wamakko that made it possible for the dead PDP in Sokoto to come back to life and begin to win elections from the ward to the national level.

“The coming of Wamakko to the PDP conquered the state for the party and paved the way for it to be heard in the state. The records are there for all to see”.

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