Aminu Tambuwal, the incumbent Governor of Sokoto State, has berated the participation of the military in the just concluded elections in the state.
Speaking yesterday while addressing pressmen in Sokoto on his projection for the next four years, Tambuwal, who was elected for a second term at the just concluded governorship election, said his victory was not bought with money or influenced by political powers but by the resilence of the people of the state.
He maintained the state was heavily militarised leading to suppression of the electorate.
He said, “My victory by 342 votes is the slimmest so far in the history of the nation. Though it is the figure that gave us the victory.
“Sokoto election has never been militarised until 2019. We all know how people were suppressed.
“I thank God and the good people of Sokoto State for their support. It is not by our power. If it is power or money, it would have gone the other way round.”