Mohammed Aminu in Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, on Thursday said he had uncovered plots by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.) in connivance with former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, to induce some university dons who would serve as returning officers to rig the March 28 presidential poll in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He also likened President Goodluck Jonathan to former President of Cote d’Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, who was bent on remaining in power at all costs.
Wamakko made the allegation while receiving members of the Savannah Centre Council of the Wise led by its Coordinator, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, at the Government House, Sokoto.
He alleged that the NSA held a secret meeting with the university dons few days ago in the three states in a bid to induce them so that they would announce the results of the presidential poll even before the conclusion of the election.
Wamakko alleged that Dasuki’s sinister plots for the three states was to justify the position he occupies and the money collected from the presidency.
“Let me tell you frankly that just last few days, the NSA came to Sokoto and he was in Kebbi because he is trying to justify that he is working for Jonathan.
“He went extra mile to consult with some university lecturers who are going to serve as returning officers in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States that when the election is going on, they should go ahead and announce the result and they will be given military and police protection.
“And whatever happens, he does not care. So, I want this council and Nigerians to be aware that whatever that will happen in these three states, Dasuki should be held responsible.
“He came personally and made these plans in connivance with Bafarawa and a former minister so that results are going to be announced even before the election is finished. They are people who do not wish this country well,” he said.
He stated that the wanton killings in the North-east was enough to warrant the resignation of all the service chiefs including the NSA.
Wamakko accused Jonathan of desperation to remain in power at all cost and likened him to former Ivorien President, Gbagbo.
“I have to say this before you that there is a grand design by the PDP because they know that they are going to be voted out. But we are having another Mugabe and Gbagbo in Nigeria who want to remain in power no matter who will die or who will live.