Babangida speaks on joining APC


Former Governor of Niger State, Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, on Monday said his achievement in office had made some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to start lobbying him into teaming up with the party.

Aliyu made the claim while noting that the APC cannot match the achievements of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even if it spent 12 years in power.

Speaking in Minna, the state capital, the former governor said he was not nursing any plan to join the APC, adding that he was a die-hard PDP member who will remain in the party despite its challenges.

Aliyu insisted that the dividends of his administration in Niger State cannot be matched by anybody.

He said, “People have been telling us everywhere we go that PDP government is the best government the nation have ever had. Government is actually about security, development and provision of basic amenities.

“It is something of a pride to hear the rumors they are carrying that I have joined APC. That means they are indirectly lobbying me to join APC. I had the chance and right to join the APC but I did not and I stand by my decision. I am not in APC and will not be in APC.

“I am not nursing an ambition to join APC. I am not decamping to APC. I am not a selfish politician. I remain a member of PDP no matter how difficult or hard it may be for the party.”


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