The Sultanate Council of Sokoto has refuted a claim attributed to Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Maccido (PDP-Sokoto), to the effect that he is representing the Caliphate in the Senate.
Information Nigeria reports that Senator Maccido, who represents Sokoto Central Senatorial District, had claimed that even if he does not win re-election next year, the Sokoto Caliphate, which he represents in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, would still remain relevant as it is an institution that is over 200 years old. He was responding to speculations that Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State is eyeing his seat.
But the Sultanate in a statement signed by Alhaji Attahiru Hussaini, the Secretary of the council, and made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday, said, “The attention of the Sultanate council of Sokoto has been drawn to a recent publication credited to the Distinguished Senator Ahmed Maccido, representing Sokoto Central Senatorial District.
“In the said publication, Senator Ahmed Maccido claimed to be the representative of the Sokoto Caliphate.
“The Sultanate council wishes to categorically disassociate itself from all comments and assumptions made by the Distinguished Senator”.