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Deputy Governor of Sokoto State Resigns
The deputy governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu has reportedly resigned.
Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state expected go against Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, who may represent the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the gubernatorial poll in 2019 elections.
According to reports from Daily Trust, the deputy governor was not forced to resign.
Daily Trust further revealed that a source said that Ahmed resigned voluntarily,adding that they ‘will not hesitate to accept his resignation.’
Ahmed was said to have submitted a copy of his resignation to the state House of Assembly but it was not read at the floor of the House during the sitting on Tuesday, November 13.
Legit.ng reports that a member of the House who sought for anonymity confirmed the receipt of the letter.
“It is good that he resigned honourably because he would save himself from unforeseen humiliation and also save his relationship with the governor,” he said.
He confirmed that the deputy governor didn’t resign because he was having problem with his boss as a result of their political differences, reiterating that he was not forced to resign.
Both the spokesmen of Governor Tambuwal and that of the deputy governor have not reacted to the resignation, Legit,ng reports.