Immediate past governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa has maintained his stand on his earlier rejection of Governor Aliyu Wamakko as leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Bafarawa was the leader of APC in Sokoto until the recent defection of Wamakko, alongside four other Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, aggrieved governors to the opposition.
Speaking to the British Broadcasting Commission, BBC Hausa service yesterday, Bafarawa stressed that in APC, all members are equal and anybody who joins the party is welcome.
“What we want is that, everybody should have his right. Therefore anybody who wants to be a leader and he is not elected by the people that will surely bring problem”, he said.
Bafarawa argued that the issue of a governor being the automatic leader in their respective states was wrong, adding that leaders must be those who can steer the affairs of the party.
While stressing that he was not opposed to Wamakko for selfish reasons, Bafarawa said he was not praying or working for anything bad to happen to the party or its members as they are patriotic, adding that what they are doing is an act of loyalty to the party.
He said some people go into politics based on conviction and ideology while others are into it for their selfish interests looking for positions or just to be elected adding that the ideology of APC as a party is different from such peoples’ ideologies just as he noted that the party would open its doors to anybody willing to follow their progressive ideology.