The All Progressives Congress in Sokoto State on Friday rejected the nomination of A’isha Abubakar as the ministerial nominee from the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the decision was taken during a stakeholders meeting of the party presided by Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
The state chairman of the party, Usman Danmadamin-Isa, who briefed newsmen on the outcome of the meeting said the decision to reject the nominee was unanimous.
”The meeting discussed the nomination of one lady called A’isha as the nominee from Sokoto state and we have rejected her nomination.
”We have out rightly rejected her nomination because she is not a card-carrying member of the party in the state and nobody knows her, while she knows nobody in the state.
”We have also resolved to, respectfully, write to President Muhammadu Buhari to replace her with another more competent person,” he said.
Mr. Danmadamin-Isa further explained that the party rejected the nominee because she hailed from the same local government with the state governor.
The meeting was also attended by members of the national and state assemblies from the state and other key stakeholders of the party, including Inuwa Abdulkadir, the party’s Zonal Vice Chairman, North West.