Published On: Tue, Nov 26th, 2013

Gov. Aliyu Disassociates Self from New PDP/APC Merger

Niger State Governor, Babaginda Aliyu


LAGOS NOVEMBER 26TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger state has dissociated himself from the purported merger of the new PDP with the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he remains in the PDP.
Reacting, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Danladi Ndayebo said his principal was shocked at the announcement of the merger of New PDP and APC even before a final decision was taken on the matter.
Contrary to what Abubakar Baraje told newsmen in Abuja that Governor Aliyu attended the meeting but left earlier, Ndayebo insisted his Principal was not present at the meeting where the merger deal was sealed between the Baraje-led nPDP and APC leaders.
Aliyu however, said he would await the outcome of the ongoing negotiation with President Goodluck Jonathan before taking final decision on his political future.
Meanwhile, a leader of the APC in Niger state and former Chairman of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Alhaji Umar Shuaibu has described the news of the merger between new PDP and APC ahs a welcome development.
According to him, “We welcome the new development, it is a confirmation that PDP is not working. Now APC is the party in government and it is now the ruling party in Niger State.
“Governor Aliyu is welcomed to the party, APC is opened to everybody. We are now the ruling party in Niger State; we will now bring about development in Niger. As we know, APC has been talking about the non performance of the PDP in Niger; it is now an avenue for the APC to work in the state.
“Whether Governor Aliyu is accepted or not in the party is a non-issue because APC is opened to everybody. Politics is a game of number; the more the number, the more the strength of the party.”
Source:Eaglesonline

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