From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
Niger state governor, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has ascribed the victory of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, in the last Saturday governorship election to hard work and commitment to grassroots politics.
Aliyu made this assertion known in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Israel A. Ebije, yesterday in Minna, urging the governor to see his victory as a call to do more for the people.
“Let me congratulate the governor of Osun state on his victory at the polls in last Saturday governorship election. His victory is a reward for his dedication to good governance, and his resolve to be people oriented and part of the society at all times has made it easy for Osun people to work for his re-election”.
Aliyu who lauded the entire process and conduct of all stakeholders in the just concluded Osun election stated that it is a clear indication that true democratic standards was engaged in the process.
In another development, the Niger state governor congratulated the PDP in Niger over successful conduct of primaries in the Niger East Senatorial bye-election where the former deputy governor of the state, Mr. Shem Zagbayi emerged for the PDP while Bar. David Umaru emerged for the APC.
Aliyu, while admonishing members of Niger state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the by-election, urged them to always be on the lookout for politicians who are only interested in causing problems to satisfy their selfish interests.
“Politics is about service not ego trip or selfishness or hypocrisy. A PDP member interested in elective position must be ready to sacrifice personal ambition for the good of the people. Niger PDP must take positive position and should not shy away from exposing those playing anti-party politics.”
“We must realize that any political party that is not disciplined cannot have a disciplined government and an indisciplined government cannot give the people dividends of democracy”.