Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State, has announced the termination of the appointments of all his special assistants.

A tweet by Abubakar Shekara, the Director-General, Media and Public Affairs to the Governor, said the termination was to enable the affected aides “engage in partisan activities without ethical or moral dilemmas".

Tambuwal also thanked them for their service and wished them all the best.

A tweet via the handle of the Sokoto State Government House, @SokotoGovtHouse, on Sunday evening, read: The @GovSokoto, Rt Hon @AWTambuwal has directed the termination of the appointment of all Special Assistants from the service of the state. This is to enable the appointees engage in partisan activities without ethical or moral dilemmas. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: 'We're Not Going To PDP' — 252 Aides Resign From Tambuwal's Cabinet

“The Governor thanks them for their service to the state and wishes them success in their future undertakings. @AbunNana DG, Media and Public Affairs to the Governor.”

The aides, numbering 252, had earlier on Sunday evening, announced their resignation, and restated their commitment to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Speaking with newsmen in Sokoto earlier on Sunday, Honourable Dasuki Haske, spokesperson for the aides, had said: "We are not ready to join Governor Tambuwal in his new party. That was what informed our decision. We will remain in APC and there is no going back."

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