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Politics of Monday, 2 January 2023


Tension as hoodlums stone powerful northern governor after campaigning for PDP

Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Report indicates that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state was attacked by some hoodlums on Sunday, January 1, 2023.

It was gathered that the attacked occurred while Tambuwal and members of his cabinet were returning from a campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Silame and Wamakko local government area.

The hoodlums stoned the convoy of the governor, destroying the windscreen of the governor's special assistant on media and publicity's SUV. Also the rear screen of the governor's permanent secretary's SUV was damaged by the stones.

Although Tambuwal and his deputy, Manir Muhammad escaped unhurt alongside others bigwigs.

Tambuwal, the Sokoto state governor who is also the director general of the PDP presidential campaign council is a known supporter of Atiku Abubakar.

During the PDP primaries in 2022, Tambuwal stepped down for the former vice president to become the party’s flagbearer.