Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, on Tuesday accused the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, of truncating his young political ambition in 1983.
Apparently dismissing insinuations that he might be one of the governors who might be in alliance with Buhari, Aliyu stated that he believed in loyalty andwould not leave his party and support someone from another party.
The governor said this in Minna, the Niger State capital.
Aliyu said though Buhari truncated his political ambition then, he had forgiven him,
“Some people are saying some of us have sympathy for Buhari. My political ambition was truncated by Buhari in 1983. My people elected me into the House of Representatives, but the 1983 coup cut it short. I was annoyed but I have forgiven him. It gives me a lot of opportunity to further my studies,” he added.According to him, the APC Presidential candidate may have indisputable qualities and may be honest, those qualities do not translate into public policies.
“I must say this: Buhari may be honest as an individual; we may admire him for his personal qualities, but believe me, those qualities do not translate into public policies.
“PDP members, you must have confidence. Do not be intimidated by any person, do not be intimidated by noise, ethnic or religious sentiment,” he said.
Aliyu called on those who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to return all they got from the party including the positions they were elected into.
Source: Punch


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