By Josephine Ella-Ejeh
Sokoto State Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party(SDP), Hon. Sadiq Abubakar Mohammed on Tuesday, expressed confidence that he would win governorship seat in the state in 2019 even without a god father.
Mohammed who made the remark while submitting his expression of Interest and Nomination forms for the 2019 general election at the National Secretariat of the SDP in Abuja, said God fatherism is a huge problem in Sokoto State.
However, he said because the people of his state has confidence in his capability to deliver, he is sure of victory come 2019 because they will not succumb to imposition of candidate by the government of the day.
“I know my capacity and my people know my capacity. I know my strength. Even my opponents know my capacity. They know me that I don’t compromise issues especially as it affect the interest of my people and by Gods will I know I will be there.
“One thing that my people are happy is that I don’t have god father who tele will guide me, who say will do this, don’t do this. God fatherism is a huge problem especially in Sokoto State.
“We have seen the bad side of god fatherism election. My people have learnt a big lesson and I’m sure my people will be the last people that will go into that kind of arrangement. They are ready not to accept any imposition of candidates,” he said.
The aspirant who said he single handedly fought the state Governor Aliyu Wamako against subverting the will of the people, said he stands for the people and would ensure he protects their interest.
“I am the only one who can challenge Wamako. I am the first person in the history of Sokoto who dragged the government to Supreme Court because he imposed his younger brother against the interest of our the people and nobody could come out to challenge him,” he said.
Mohammed who contested the seat of House of Reps then, said the state need to be rescue because “there is nothing working. No drinking water, people are suffering, there is no project. Nothing to show.”
He said vote buying is a serious issue that has to stop.
He said as an expert in election who have been a consultant to INEC, he would deploy his expertise and experience to ensure what happened in Ekiti and Kogi state were political parties bought votes and got away with the act is not replicated in the state.