The Oasis Reporters
May 16, 2022
By Asile Abel, Jos
Governor of Sokoto State, and presidential aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2023 General Election, Aminu Tambuwal has promised to fight insecurity currently bedeviling the country to a stand still.
According to him, the recent security breach in Sokoto following the inhumane killing of Deborah Yakubu, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto over an alleged case of blasphemy is very unfortunate, which he condemned in strong terms, describing those behind the dastardly act as non adherents of the injunctions of the Holy Quran and neither were they of the Muslim faith in true practice.
The former speaker of the House of Representatives was speaking at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Secretariat in Plateau State during his visit to declare his intention to run for the presidency.
Jos city holds a preeminent position in the old northern region as a bastion of Christianity in a region that is roughly divided between Christians and Muslims with glaring fault lines when a mix of inter ethnic rivalries are added or considered in the outlook of the geographic space.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal who was represented by the DG of his presidential Campaign Organization, Tunde Ogbeha apologized for the inability of the presidential aspirant to be present in person, which is as a result of the security issues that Sokoto city is currently facing, following the killing of Miss Deborah Yakubu, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto.
Tunde Ogbeha, a retired army general further said Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal has been a caring leader who holds the lives and properties of citizens in high esteem irrespective of tribal, religious and ethnic colourations.
“He decided to stay behind to monitor the developments and give further directives to security agencies towards putting the uprising under control and avoid a breakdown of law and order in the state and its environs”, Ogbeha added.