– Atiku Abubakar’s claim of having a background from Wurno local government area of Sokoto state has beeen challenged.
– The claim was challenged a coalition of youth organisations from the state
– Wurno is the home town of the first Sultan of Sokoto, Late Muhammadu Bello, the son of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio
A Coalition of Youth Organisations in Wurno local government area of Sokoto state says Atiku Abubakar’s claim of being an indigene of the area is false.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Atiku, the 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), during the North West rally in Sokoto on Dec. 3, said that his background was from Wurno local government area of the state.
NAN also reports that Wurno is the home town of the first Sultan of Sokoto, Late Muhammadu Bello, the son of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio.
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Reacting to the claim on Friday in Sokoto, the group in a statement jointly signed by Alhaji Murtala Wurno and Alhaji Kabiru Wurno Chairmen of Garlic Farmers Association and Rice Farmers Association of the council respectively, said Atiku had nothing to do with the area.
They said that the claim was intended for cheap political popularity.
“The PDP presidential candidate’s claim of being an indigene of Wurno local government is just for his political gain in order to get the votes of the people of Sokoto state.
“We, the coalition of youth organisations in Wurno have dissociated our area from this claim.
“We urge Atiku to concentrate on his Agenda for Nigeria and stop making spurious claims
“Wurno local government is a famous town blessed with people of good reputation and scholars who always succeeded in preaching the best for humanity.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the national coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue state, Alhaji Garus Gololo, claimed that if elected, Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would create division in the country.
Gololo made the comment on Thursday, December 20, in response to a statement by Atiku’s spokesperson, Phrank Shuaibu, that there would be more killings of farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected in 2019.
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