Speaker Tambuwal picks Sokoto governorship form

Tambuwal, shortly after picking the nomination form.

The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has obtained nomination forms to contest as governor of Sokoto State.

The speaker will contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Speaker picked his nomination form in his home state, Sokoto, on Friday, three days after he dropped his ambition to run for the office of the president.

Mr. Tambuwal’s spokesperson, Imam Imam, confirmed on Twitter on Friday that the speaker has obtained the forms.

“I am here to honour the call of Sokoto people to return home and serve,” Mr. Imam tweeted the Speaker saying. “I am here to continue the work of our leader, Governor Aliyu Wammakko.”

Mr. Tambuwal is believed to be favoured by the state’s governor to succeed him.

“Governor Wammakko’s support and encouragement has made us succeed in our assignment at the National Assembly in Abuja,” the Speaker said during a visit to the Sokoto governor shortly after he picked the form.

Mr. Tambuwal is fighting to retain his position as the Speaker of the House of Representatives after defecting from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the opposition All Progressive’s Congress, APC. He was received by a large crowd in the ancient city of Sokoto.


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  • mikky

    Nice one

  • Northerner

    PDP will win Sokoto by a big margin, we dont want homosexuality in our State, APC is a party of g@ys. Tambuwal and Sokoto APC are a disgrace to the world. #SokotoPDP2015

  • PROF

    I see tinubu has been given tambuwal drugs. So why pick the presidential form in the first place.,oh well ,the Sokoto people will decide your faith.

  • Baba Messi

    BREAKING: Speaker Tambuwal picks PRESIDENTIAL Form!

    BREAKING: Speaker Tambuwal picks Sokoto GOVERNORSHIP Form!!

    YaaaaaaaaWN!!!!!
    Let us know when (Ex)Speaker Tambuwal picks sokoto LOCAL GOVERNMENT forms!!

    MtcheuW…

  • Ben

    What does he want?

  • Frank Bassey

    Next will be Local Government Form!

    • PROF

      Tambuwal is a joke .

  • Olusegun Adekoya

    Confusion overload…we siddon dey look..

  • Prof. Wole Soyinka

    I am shocked that a man who does not understand simple provisions of the Nigerian Constitution …… now wants to be Governor of Sokoto after he has failed as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

    I insist that Aminu Tambuwaal must understand Section 68.1g of the Constitution before he is allowed to contest Sokoto Governorship.

    • Barr. Ugochukwu Elendu

      Identity theft.. You are an impostor

    • I Hate Sycophant Truly

      The same constitution gave reasons defection can take place. You’re particular about his defection but not on the reasons for his defection. I hope you and your cohorts will not have heartache whenl you discover he is justify for defecting as the court had already ruled that there is a division in Sokoto PDP.

  • Troublesome

    Why are people ranting unnecessarily because Tambuwal picks APC Sokoto governorship form. I believe he has the right to pick the form as an APC member. Anyone of you not satisfy with his decision can go ahead and pick yours too. It is open to anyone to show interest. So please let stop making points from what is not it. I dont know why Tambuwal picking form becomes an headache for you people

    • Otile

      He is a selfish Muslim. It is all about him, him, him. Busuru banza.

      • I Hate Sycophant Truly

        Give me one politician that is not selfish. Politics is all about self interest in Nigeria.

      • Troublesome

        So your Jona is not selfish?

  • adetolure Taiwo

    MUMU MONKEY OF NOTH

  • Isi Agwo

    Can people really be fighting to foist this confused man on Nigeria and also support him in his mission to bring political crisis to Nigeria? Unbelievable.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Selfish,confused nincompoop wants to add to the sorrows of poor citizens of Sokoto state!

  • Otile

    Looters ati parasites do not care about who they hurt, whose environment they pollute, all they want is to impose a Fulani on us and let the flow of oil continue.

  • nani66

    People should understand news before commenting. The breaking news a few weeks back said “Speaker Tambuwal’s associates and colleagues pick up APC presidential form for him” it didn’t say he used his own money, or neither did it say he had declared for the position! In fact it said over 50 of his colleagues purchased the form for him! After that, he thanked them and said he wasn’t interested and was willing to support whomever the party nominates as it’s flag bearer! Today he went to the Sokoto APC HQ with the two legs God gave him and his always shinning white attire to buy form for governorship elections and not only that, he allowed journalists to snap him o! So tell me, is it that you people that are saying he will soon buy local government chairman form don’t know how to read or you just like being cynical and are hating on the gentleman?

    • Sopulu

      Revisionist, remember he accepted the presidential forms and said he was going to turn Nigeria to Switzerland. He is simply a confused man, very confused.

    • Otile

      When Imam Shekau gets settled Abu Aminu Tambuwal will lose one of those legs Allah gave him to amputation for stealing speakership from Hon Mulikat.

  • PEOPLE

    AMINU WILL LOSE THE GOVERNORSHIP. PDP WILL WIN SOKOTO GOVERNORSHIP