Shortly after Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his predecessor, Aliyu Wamakko, reacted by saying people will know who runs the state when he returns home.
And just as he boasted, a towering crowd on Saturday trooped out to the streets of Sokoto to receive the senator.
Wamakko, who represents Sokoto-north, had maintained that despite the governor’s defection, the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains in control of the state.
He had said the state remains solidly an APC-controlled territory, irrespective of Tambuwal’s defection.
Here are pictures of the scenes in Sokoto as Wamakko returns to “show who is in charge”.