Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has called on politicians in the state to join hands, irrespective of their political differences, and fight insecurity in the state.
Tambuwal made the call during a consultation meeting with the People Democratic Party (PDP) delegates in Gusau on Monday.
He said the critical situation of the state needs collective efforts of all and sundry in bringing lasting peace to the state, rather than politicians engaged in political war because of their differences.
The governor, who is aspiring for PDP Presidential ticket, said he wondered how politicians could have time for politics when killings in the state have become the order of the day.
He urged the government to provide a medium through which resource persons from the state could come together and proffer a lasting solution to the security challenge.
According to him, the high level of insecurity needs to be faced with all sense of seriousness.
He expressed his sympathy over the activities of bandits which have resulted in the killing of several innocent citizens.
Also in the team, the former Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa, said it was time to kick start preparations for the 2023 general elections.
He recalled that in 2019, out of seven contestants of the PDP Presidential aspirant from the Northwest, Tambuwal was the second in votes.
“And now all the five Presidential aspirants from the Northwest have decided to step down and back Tambuwal for the PDP Presidential ticket because ‘he is young and energetic’,” he added.
“We are not hear to abuse or shift blame but to draw the attention of the state governor to focus more on new mechanism to tackle banditry,” he said.
Bafarawa urged people of the state to embark on massive prayers for the leaders in order to have the courage and wisdom to face the challenges.
In his remarks, Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Mahdi Ali-Gusau, urged delegates to remain steadfast for the success of the party in the state and country at large.
He appealed to Gov. Tambuwal to carry everyone along if eventually he wins the Presidential election in 2023.