By Stanley Azuakola
Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State on Friday put the mind of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at ease as he finally confirmed that he was actually part of the decision made by the five new Peoples Democratic Party governors and members of the New PDP to join the All Progressives Congress.
There were speculations that Wamakko was not part of the decision to move into the APC because he was not present on the day the deal was signed. Wamakko was in Senegal for an AU commission meeting when the merger deal was concluded.
He said that the reason the aggrieved governors decided to join the APC was in order to salvage the country.
The five governors that agreed to join the APC included Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State, Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and Wamakko.
Wamakko: “As you are aware, I just returned from Senegal. In fact, despite being out of the country for several days, I am fully aware of what transpired at the meetings and I can tell you that I am fully involved in the merger process with the APC.”
He said that the governors were concerned about the political situation in Nigeria and were out to salvage the country.
When prodded further whether he had indeed joined APC, Wamakko laughed loudly adding, “of course I am part of it,” and that there was no going back.”