Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu, the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, has allegedly resigned.
Alhaji Ahmed is the governorship candidate of the Sokoto All Progressives Congress (APC) and is expected to contest against his former boss, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, as he may fly the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the governorship election in 2019.
According to Daily Trust, the deputy Governor was not forced to resign.
It was gathered that Ahmed submitted a copy of his resignation to the state House of Assembly but it was not read at the floor of the House during Tuesday’s sitting.
According to a source, Ahmed resigned voluntarily and “we will not hesitate to accept his resignation.”
The source pointed out that “It is good that he resigned honourably because he would save himself from unforeseen humiliation and also save his relationship with the governor.”