Gov. Aliyu Still With Us, PDP Faction Insists


Akin Akande, Abuja

Contrary to media reports that he has pulled of the G7 governors, the breakaway faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Tuesday claimed that Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has no intention of doing so.

The faction in a statement quoted the governor as assuring the leadership of group that he would be the last person to leave the group.

This statement by Abubakar Baraje’s led faction signed by National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, insisted that the falsehood was aimed at causing disharmony among the group.

The faction blamed the leadership of the ruling party who he described as proven enemies of democracy.

“Be informed that this tissue of lie from the pit of hell was just the imagination of the reporter and those behind it,” Tuesday’s statement read in part.

“It may interest you to note that the first thing we did this morning when we read the report was to contact Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State through our National Chairman, Alh. Aubakar Kawu Baraje and according to our Chairman, the governor vehemently denied and refuted such an absurd and false report and assured us that he will be the last person to leave the G7 governors particularly now that our struggle to reposition PDP is about to yield the desired result,” the statement read in part.

“To us, this is just one of those evil machinations by the failed politicians on the side of Tukur’s faction to cause disunity in a group that God has used to answer prayers of Nigerians and to restore hope back to our dying democracy,” the group alleged.

“In this regard, we will like to assure Nigerians that this is a fight we shall carry to its logical end not minding all the evil plots against us as a group,” the statement added.