Some of the aides of Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Soko State, have disowned those who resigned their positions with the state government.
The aides had announced their resignation at a press briefing last Sunday.
A few hours later, a statement announcing that the Governor had terminated their appointments was tweeted via the Government House handle.
However, some of the aides held a briefing on Monday to address the issue, referring to their fellow aides as “disgruntled and rabble rousers, who were bitter about the fact that they were sacked”.
They restated their commitment to supporting Tambuwal, “come rain, come shine”.
A series of tweets via @SokotoGovtHouse read: “The former appointees who converged at the Government House Sokoto on Monday, said they were in full support of @GovSokoto @AWTambuwal defection to the @OfficialPDPNig.
“Reacting to Sunday's press conference by few of their former colleagues, who claimed they had resigned from the government, the Secretary of the former SAs forum, Nasiru Shamaki debunked the purported resignation by those he referred to "as few SAs".
“He said before the few SAs went to the press, the Governor had already dropped them and commended the political maturity of the Governor for the decision.
“The decision was timely as it will allow the SAs to pursue their partisan political interests without hindrance or injury to the interest of the state government.
“He reiterated that overwhelming majority of them are solidly behind the governor come rain, come shine and that they still maintained their loyalty to him having moved to the PDP on the same day he defected.
“Shamaki described the group as disgruntled and rabble rousers, who were bitter about the fact that they were sacked.”