Pictures: PDP governorship candidate honours Sultan’s meeting ahead of governorship election in Sokoto

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Mallam Saidu Umar FCNA also known as Mallam Ubandoman Sokoto joined other candidates in the state to attend a consultative meeting ahead of now rescheduled 2023 governorship election. 

The meeting convened by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III CFR, Mni held at his palace was aimed at discussions among political leaders that will usher in sincere commitments to walk the path of peace during and after the elections.

During the meeting, Sultan Sa’ad admonished the political parties and their candidates to eschew the path of violence, saying the winner destined by God has unknowingly emerged. “Elections will come and go but, Sokoto and our brotherhood remain”.

The Spiritual leader advised the winners to be magnanimous in victory while losers must be gracious in defeat.

Speaking to the journalists, the PDP governorship candidate, Mallam Umar said his party’s presence at the meeting was a reaffirmation of violence-free elections, expressing that his campaign was on the crest of non-violence. 

He however said they welcomed the Sultan’s sermon of embracing peaceful elections and accepting in good faith the eventual winner.

He said already Almighty Allah had ordained the new hovernor of Sokoto State, and it’s his will that the chosen one should not be known until the process of election. 

Umar attended the meeting with his running mate, Hon Sagir Attahiru Bafarawa, PDP Sokoto State Chairman, Hon Bello Aliyu Goronyo. 

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