Ahmed Aliyu, the deputy Governor of Sokoto State, has resigned, according to a report by Daily Trust quoting unnamed “credible sources”.
The paper noted that Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state and is expected to contest against his former boss Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, “who is the likely flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the poll.”
The report quoted a source close to Tambuwal as saying that the deputy governor resigned voluntarily and “we will not hesitate to accept his resignation”.
“It is good that he resigned honourably because he would save himself from unforeseen humiliation and also save his relationship with the governor,” he said.
Ahmed was said to have submitted a copy of his resignation to the state House of Assembly but it was not read on the floor of the house on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.
An unnamed member of the House of Assembly confirmed the receipt of the letter to the newspaper.
The spokesperson of the two politicians have not been available for comment.