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NGF: There’s Nothing Anybody Can Do To Me, Says Gov Aliyu

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Babangida-Aliyu-1024x682The Niger State governor Babangida Aliyu has lamented the absence of internal democracy in political parties in Nigeria, even as he stated that negotiation rather than threat should be used in solving political problems.

Also, he stated that to end the wave of insecurity sweeping across most parts of northern Nigeria, the Federal Government must go beyond amnesty and conduct deeper findings to why people took up arms and fish out the sponsors.

Aliyu, who spoke in Minna, the state capital when the members of the Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges led by the minister of special duties, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, visited him at Government House, yesterday.

The governor said that after 14 years of democracy, Nigerian politicians have been giving excuses for adopting methods alien to democracy.

Aliyu also noted that nobody is making an attempt to ensure that democracy is entrenched in the country via the political parties in Nigeria because they lack internal democracy.

“Apart from threat and what have you, you don’t hear people negotiating and I thought politics is about negotiating; the people don’t want to negotiate but threaten others,” he said .

Aliyu, who is reportedly pencilled down for discipline by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the presidency said, “For those who know me and those who care to know, there is nothing anybody can do to me than what God has decreed. We can only pray that let it come in a simpler form. All of us here, there is nothing we did; we did not do anything special for God to make us alive today.”

He added: “Those who are thinking of only threat as a democratic principle, I think they must change their views; we can negotiate. Whenever you see people crying , it is because they have a problem and you must listen to them.”

In apparent reference to the current crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Aliyu continued: “And if you have the majority, why not? But do not get the majority out of threat or out of fear because when the people come out, then, you will be at the receiving end

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4 Comments

  1. kasim abubakar ahmad

    June 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    yes,there is nothing anybody can do to you cuz u have power like pharoah on throne,but remember that there are many thing one can do to you through his God. say the shit you like its your time.

  2. shakur zira

    June 4, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Nothing can happen to our arewa hero, aliyu babangida, u r da best. Jonathan and the PDP are nothing, but d bunch of holigans

  3. donjeff

    June 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Idiot uoure mot greater than our party,you’re playing anti party & a saboteur,you must surely be disciplined like your rascal friend of Rivers state,you can’t escape punishment,ugly man.

  4. Bernard

    June 4, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    This is how u know greedy men, when they are in trouble they pretend to know God. How on earth will Aliyu expect to explian all his misnomer? Wake up to d reality by ur doorstep.

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Why Fewer Nigerians Are Turning Out To Vote – Yakubu

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Mahmood Yakubu

Former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu has stated that the country is experiencing low voter turnout during elections due to failed promises of politicians.

He made this known during his appearance in front of the Senate Committee on INEC for screening for his second tenure.

In the red chambers, when queried for the reason there is always a low turnout of voters during elections, Prof. Yakubu explained that Nigerians no longer trust politicians and are tired of hearing the same promises during electioneering campaigns, so they stay home during elections.

He also explained that the inadequate mobilisation of voters and violence recorded during the electioneering period also contributes to the low turnout of voters.

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“Violence or threat of violence, people don’t tend to vote simply for that fear. Some people just stay on the side of caution by staying away instead of risking it by going out to vote.

“Sometimes, the performance of those elected is a very important factor. Some voters will ask ‘why should I go and vote? Because four years earlier some people made the same promise so nothing has changed.’

“It is a shared responsibility that we all have to put our heads together to solve but we will continue to do what is required by the law in the area of voter registration and publicity,” he said.

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Injustice Made Me To Dump PDP For APC – Senator Abbo

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Elisha Abbo

Senator Elisha Abbo has stated that injustice in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made him leave the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He stated this on Thursday shortly after he was presented with the party flag by the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja.

Senator Aboo said he has found justice, development, and purposeful leadership in the ruling party.

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“In the first place, the reason, why everybody should join politics, is to serve the people. The essence of government is to shield the poor masses and ensure justice,” he said.

“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort just to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver, I am into the APC to help the people.”

The lawmaker promised to work to make sure the APC takes back Adamawa State from the PDP in 2023.

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians – Nyesom Wike

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NDDC Is A Cash Cow For Politicians - Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has expressed that he has never seen a more corrupt institution than the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

He made this remark while speaking as a guest on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Thursday morning.

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Governor Wike went on to describe the Commission as a cash cow for politicians, stating that this has been the practice for a very long time.

The Governor also stated during the interview that South-South Governors have challenged NDDC against carrying out projects without consulting the state government.

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