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Peace In Sokoto APC Enhanced As Gov Tambuwal, Senator Dahiru Settle Rift | The Precision

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The longstanding political feud threatening the foundation
of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State have been
settled, with the principal actors, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and Senator
Umaru Dahiru Tambuwal attending a function together for the first time since
2014.

The former allies went their separate ways in December 2014
after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives defeated the ex
chairman of Senate Committee on Judiciary to emerge the flag bearer of the APC
for the April 2015 Sokoto governorship election.

Dissatisfied with the outcome, Senator Dahiru challenged the
outcome and twice lost at the trial and appellate courts, before he was
prevailed upon not to take the matter to the Supreme Court.

A source in Sokoto revealed that community elders and
religious leaders intervened to ensure that the former allies are now back on
the same page politically.

“It is true they have been settled. That was why the former Senator
visited the Governor’s house in Sokoto on Saturday to attend a wedding
ceremony. In the past, he had avoided such gatherings but this time, to prove
that all past differences have been settled; he came to the venue and went
straight to greet the Governor. He was also offered a seat in the front row and
took part in all the activities as a respected family member,” said the source
who declined to be named.

Further details revealed that the Senator has now accepted
to join hands with Tambuwal and other APC stakeholders to move Sokoto forward.

“Since the reconciliation, he has privately expressed his
joy at how the APC has been steering the ship of state. He has commended Governor
Tambuwal on his stewardship and has given commitment to give his support to the
success of the administration.”

Meanwhile, reports indicate that many of the former Senator’s
allies and immediate family members have been co-opted into the running of the
government as a sign of goodwill.

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