Gov Ahmed Aliyu
The governor of Sokoto State, Dr Ahmed Aliyu, has revoked the appointments of 23 permanent secretaries and 15 directors general made by the immediate past governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
The governor, who assumed office around noon Tuesday, also suspended the 14 traditional rulers recently appointed by his predecessor.
The traditional rulers include 13 district heads and the newly appointed Magajin Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Sama’ila Abdulkadir Mujeli.
The district heads are Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar III (Ciroman Sokoto) and District Head of Sokoto North LGA; Alhaji Buhari Dahiru Tambuwal, Sarkin Tambuwal; Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Muhammadu Maccido (Barayan Zaki) and District Head of Sokoto South LGA: Alhaji Ibrahim Bello Dansarki, Marafan Tangaza; and Alhaji Bello Sani Torankawa, Sarkin Yamman Torankawa.
Others are Alhaji Sule Ajiya Kalambaina, Sarkin Gabas Kalambaina; Alhaji Atiku Bello Ayama, Bunun Gongono; Abubakar Buhari Salame, Sarkin Arewan Salame; Alhaji Aminu Aliyu Ibrahim, Sarkin Yamman Balle; Malam Isah Aliyu Rarah, Sarkin Gabas Rarah; the Sarkin Kudun Yar’tsakkuwa, Tukur Sansani; and Alhaji Mukhtari Muhammad Tukur Ambarura, Sarkin Gabas Ambarura.
No reason was given for their suspension but a member of the transition committee who sought anonymity hinged their suspension on the role they allegedly played during the last general elections in the state.
“Their appointment was not in the best interest of their people. It is just a kind of appreciation because of their support to PDP during the last general elections in the state,” the source said to Daily Trust.