From Raji Bello, Sokoto
Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State has finally settled political rift with his onetime challenger in gubernatorial primary election 2014, Senator Dahiru Tambuwal.
Dahiru Tambuwal, a lawyer was a Senator and Chairman, Senate Committee on Judicial before 2015 general elections.
The duo contested the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket that saw Tambuwal emerging as winner and subsequently declared as the governor of the state.
Dissatisfied with the outcome, Senator Dahiru challenged the outcome, and twice lost at the trial and appellate courts, before he was prevailed upon not to take the matter to the Supreme Court.
The two political personalities went their separate ways in December 2014 but were seen attending a function together for the first time since then.
A source told our correspondent that community elders and religious leaders intervened to ensure that the former allies are now back on the same page politically.
“It is true they have been settled. That was why the former Senator visited the Governor’s house in Sokoto on Saturday to attend a wedding ceremony.
“In the past, he had avoided such gatherings; but this time to prove that all past differences have been settled, he came to the venue and went straight to greet the Governor. He was also offered a seat in the front row and took part in all the activities as a respected family member,” said the source who declined to be named.
Further details revealed that the Senator has now accepted to join hands with Tambuwal and other APC stakeholders to move Sokoto forward.