APC leaders flood Sokoto for Tambuwal’s turbanning

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari at the installation of House Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal as Mutawallen Sokoto

Although he is still a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, top officials of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, and virtually all aspirants to state and national elective offices stormed the seat of the caliphate Saturday to witness the turbanning of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, as the new Mutawallen Sokoto by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar.

The turbanning, which took place at the palace of the Sultan, Saturday, attracted almost the entire members of the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee, NWC, of the APC led by the party’s National Chairman, John Oyegun.

Other notable leaders of the APC that graced the occasion include two national leaders of the party, former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, and former Governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, as well as a presidential aspirant and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

Also present were Governors Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers, Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara, Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano, Adams Oshiomhole of Edo, while Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo was represented by his deputy.

Other APC stalwarts at the event were former National Chairman of the PDP, Audu Ogbeh, former Kwara state Governor and current Senator, Bukola Saraki, former Nasarawa state Governor, Abdullahi Adamu and former Yobe state Governor, Bukar Ibrahim.

The notable top members of the PDP that attended the ceremony were the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Mr. Tambuwal’s deputy, Emeka Ihedioha. Others are Senators Ali Ndume, and Abdul Ningi.

Also, over 100 members of the House of Representatives were in Sokoto to honour their speaker.

Business moguls Barau Mangal and Aliko Dangote were also in attendance.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that posters of aspirants from state to national level under the APC were seen adorning all major streets of Sokoto

At the turbanning proper, the Sultan admonished Mr. Tambuwal to use his “good stead and knowledge to advise the emirate on how to improve the traditional institution in the land”.

The Sokoto monarch, who is also the spiritual leader of all Muslims in Nigeria, used the occasion to call on all Muslim faithful to take advantage of the Arafat day on Friday to “fast and pray for the return of peace in Nigeria”.
The Sultan also urged peace and unity among all Nigerians.

He also called on politicians to desist from dragging the traditional institution into politics.

The traditional institutions were also well represented at the ceremony. Emirs of Lafia, Zuru, Kontagora and Argungu were all present, while the Emir of Kano, Mohammed Sanusi II, was represented by the most senior councillor in the emirate, Abbas Sanusi.


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  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    WHAT A SHAME !!!

    What a shame that the so called Speaker of Nigeria House of the Muslim North (formerly Nigeria House of Representatives) is hosting (in his honour ….. rightly dishonour) an event so prestigious (some regard it so) as the turbanning of Mutawallen Sokoto by no less a person than the Sultan of Sokoto …… yet only the scallywags in APC/Boko Haram were in attendance.

    The event ordinarily should have been attended by well meaning Nigerians from all over the country irrespective of religious, political, economic, cultural and social affiliations ……………….. that ought to have been the dividend of good leadership for a person who has been functioning at such a high level of leadership in the country.

    But sadly, Aminu Tambuwaal has been MALFUNCTIONING at the level of leadership that he dubiously grabbed without any merit and proper qualification on his part except that he is so called born-to-rule or rather born-to-ruin.

    In his gross incompetence …… he restricted himself to protecting the warped interests of narrowly defined Islam and the greedy interests of the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani …… at the expense of national interests ……. what a pity !!!

    But the narrow attendance of persons at the ceremony is a SURE testimony
    that Aminu Tambuwaal does not possess any leadership qualities required
    for national assignments.

    He is 100% mediocre ……. promoted beyond his tiny extremely low level of competence.

    • Maria

      There is no shame in this one … Jonathan installing thieves and thugs in positions and awarding them our national honour is the most shameful and disgraceful injury any worthless leader ever inflicted on the psyche of his citizens.

      • Helen

        You have spoken well !!!

        • emmanuel

          Maria, Helen, Amaka, Comfortkay all Fulani desert rats

    • Abdussalami

      Yes, good luck to u ! But I just want refer u to the article written by SR columnist, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, captioned “General Buhari: A whole Former Head of State”. The Prof. is referring to people like u. Mumu boy.

      • emmanuel

        Pius Adesanmi is a confused Diaspora lecturer who is seeking to re integrate into Nigeria by playing politics of the gods in the name of activism.

        I beg talk beta thing

        • lamido

          when u talk about real intellectual pls leave that man out. He does not even know Where he comes from-he was fired from his teaching job because he could not perform

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        PIUS ADESANMI badly needs re-education !!!

        Why ?

        He did not tell his so called e-mailer (in the article you referred to) anything about Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Raji Fashola and the massive looting and corruption going on 24/7 in Lagos and Osun States with the help of media cover up !!!

  • larry

    I wish the new Mutawallen Sokoto Goodluck! LOL

  • George

    THis is why I so much believe in PDP.

    APC will never accept this to happen in their ocultic organisation but in PDP you are free to move right or left.

    Thank you Mr. Preseident

    • Wähala

      You’re lying even on a Sunday… what do you suggest God will do with your type? TAN had their illegal rally in Ibadan and Dumbo was recently in a Lagos rally and no one harassed him. Why do you sycophants thrive on lies… are your crumbs measured in cups of lies? What about the Port Harcourt rally… also a PDP state ba? Drunkard. Dead dog… indeed!

      • Idem Iniobong

        who is Dumbo?

      • Chintua

        Since you didn’t understand his comment, you should have kept quiet. He meant that APC cannot allow their members to romance with PDP big-wigs. If he was the speaker under APC, do you think APC will allow his continuous interaction with PDP every time ?

      • emmanuel

        What make Rivers a PDP state? Does a renegade Governor who got into office from the backdoor and defected to an APC define the political leaning of that state? Go ask Adamwa people and Nasarawa how they fare and that would give you some understanding of Nigeria politics.

        Hear a lame duck call someone names. Dan iska!

  • Chintua

    The continuous romance of Tambuwal with APC potrays him as a coward with chicken liver who cannot summon the courage to defect for selfish reasons. He cannot be trusted. He knows that if he defects he will lose his position as a speaker . His attitude smacks of weakness. Or is he a mole in PDP ?

    • Don M.

      God bless you for exposing Wahalas folly above. Simple English he can’t understand. Abuses and insults, he has distinction..A1. But common comprehension, F9. The irony is while he calls his president dumb, he has just come across as a DUMB DRUNKARD! It’s sad.
      Over to Tambuwal, he is just like most Nigerian politicians- Opportunists! He won’t dare declare for fear of losing his seat. His strength lies in the position of speakership..i.e, the money at his disposal as speaker. The moment he steps out of that position, his ‘influence’ will crash. He can only defect when his partys (APC) primaries are close.
      It’s downright uncharitable and hypocritical being the number four(4) in hierarchy in a party and yet be so antagonist to the same party. Leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
      It’s just a matter of time..he will soon become ‘jobless’ like Na’aba.

      • emmanuel

        Aminu Tambuwal will not win Sokoto state Gubernatorial election, how much more Nigeria politics.

        Let him spend some of his looted cash in addition to the balance from Otedola’s bribe, while we wait for his defection in line with electoral timetable

        Nigeria is no more for sale.

        Unfortunately for Tambuwal, everyone who attended the Turbaning in APC top hierachy is eyeing the Presidency and most of them already know that they would donate their followership votes to Jonathan if they are betrayed.

    • Anna

      Tell it to the birds

      • emmanuel

        Anna, Maria, Amaka, Comfort Kay, Helen are the same Onye ibiribe. Fulani Guinea fowl.

        You cannot deceive anyone

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  • Otile

    Is this not the same Tambuwal who stole the Speakership from Odua people? Where is justice in one Nigeria?

    • Mosaku 147

      He didn’t steal the speakership,he was supported by the odua people to check the misfit called house leader. If she had been the speaker,by now the house would have been a complete rubber stamp of the executive.

  • elmok

    no pdp big wig only deputies too bad when you are not to be trusted by people who suppose to be your family,this naija mentality of holding on to office at all cost makes us less human ,lets for once learn from europe and america on how to play politics that benefits the masses

    • Mosaku 147

      What would your so called PDP ‘big wig’ add to the occasion? Do Americans and Europeans also give chieftaincy titles? If you don’t have anything to say why not just keep shut.

      • emmanuel

        You like to shout people down, but you work to unpublish to who do same to you.

        Self-righteous Mosaku and Onike!

      • elmok

        I wont argue with your likes

    • Truthman

      They knew he was no longer with them. Why do you think APC made it their own event?

  • I Hate Sycophant Truly

    There’s no way a nationalist will be doing something that people will not rally around him without considering their political affiliation and leaning. From day one he has been having strong opposition but he never carry himself has a party boi-boi but make Nigeria has number one priority. If others can follow suit Nigeria would have gone far and far above.

    • olumide

      These are some of the silly things that people say that often makes me hate Nigeria. We pretend too much. If we had any respect for truth, then we would have told him to remember that the post of speaker was zoned to the yorubas –by his party–but he used the same Yorubas to steal it from them. Just like June 12. As for his deputies u know Ibos for what they are. No conscience.IBB once said an ibo man can anything for u provided the money is right

  • lami binta

    This is another political jamba . That is why we never get our bearings right. A meeting of Fulanis by he fulanis for the fulanis fighting in boko haram. With their usual surrogates from the south . My father is from the south my mother fromJos plateau state am I still a Nigerian without their resources in the south south

  • emmanuel

    Mukhtar Shagari is it.

    Anna wetin be yiur name? You are a coward like Tambuwal na im make you dey use woman names. Ole buruku!