Former Sokoto State Governor, Aliyu Wammako’s homecoming left many fans in wild jubilations as supporters of the party and President Muhammadu Buhari trooped out to welcome him.
The buzz about Wammako’s return had caused a social media frenzy especially on Twitter as users of the microblogging site kept tabs on Wammako’s arrival; in a bid to test his popularity.
The All Progressives Congress’ presence was celebrated also as a former PDP Governorship Aspirant in the state, Yusuf Suleiman defected to the APC on same day.
A Twitter user by name, Abu Bunza, who monitored Wammako’s arrival wrote on the microblogging handle; “I knew Wamakko’s homecoming will be mad today. Those that were busy celebrating Tambuwal’s defection know nothing about Sokoto’s politics”.
Recall that incumbent Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal recently joined the PDP in a massive wave of defections that hit the APC.
While the ruling party steadies its ship, the support shown to Wammako and the APC in Sokoto might be a testament to the potentialities of a dicey 2019 election in the state, like many others.