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Published On: Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

Gov Aliyu denies begging IBB over defection of his cabinet members

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Governor Mua’azu Babangida AliyuFrom Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.

The Niger State governor, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has denied a publication, not by Peoples Daily, alleging he has asked former military President of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida to beg his deputy and other decampees back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Governor Aliyu made this known at a courtesy visit by Federation of Advocates for Fair, Credible and Peaceful Election led by Elder Statesman Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, said it is not unusual to see politicians decamping during electioneering period ,adding that those who have defected have right to do so.

“They said I went to be IBB for those who defected. I have passed the stage of begging anybody. Every politician is free to decide on which party they want to belong to. Let me however plead that nobody should victimize anybody for the political decision they make.”

“I have no reason to hate my deputy Governor over his decision to move to the opposition party. We have had good working relationship since 2007 and it will remain so even after we leave government in May this year.”

“By now people have made up their minds on the party they will cast their votes. We must therefore accept the results of the forthcoming elections. Do not be annoyed with your brother based on his new found political interest. Power belongs to God and he chooses who to give.”


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