Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has congratulated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar while assuring him of his total support.
This is contained in a statement signed by the governor and made available to newsmen on Sunday.
The governor who is also the chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, until his sudden; withdrawal from the presidential race and backed Atiku on Saturday, was; an aspirant on the platform of the party.
The statement read, “It is history that after far-reaching consultations and firm convictions on my part, I decidedly, with our great party and nation at heart, withdrew my aspiration to be nominated as a; presidential candidate of our party, in your support.
“It is also history that you are; clinching this ticket under the auspices of our party for the second time, the first in Port Harcourt four years ago; and, today, to God’s glory.
“As a bastion of democracy and good governance in our country, I have no; doubt that your nomination by our party at this; critical juncture in our nation’s quest for Great Leap Forward, is a good omen.
“On behalf of the government and good people of Sokoto state, the PDP Governor’s Forum, which I humbly chair, our party men and women, I felicitate with you on this occasion.
“I assure you that we are desirous of working very closely with you to; ensure our party’s victory next year by God’s grace” he added.