Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Aliyu says his deputy has the right to defect

20 January 2015, 21:25

Minna - Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger says he will not infringe on the rights and privileges of his deputy, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, who defected on Monday to the All Progressives Congress from the PDP.

The governor, who made the pledge on Tuesday while collecting his Permanent Voter Card (PVC) in Minna, said Ibeto had the right to freedom of association.

"He is free to associate with any person or group. That will not mean he will be denied any of his rights and privileges as deputy governor of the state," he said.

Also read: Niger deputy governor dumps PDP for APC

Aliyu also called on Nigerians to ensure that they collect their PVCs, adding that any challenge should be reported to INEC.

"The card gives you the right to vote who you want and this will be your fate in the next four years to come.

"So, come out and collect your cards. We shall solve the issue of using temporary voter cards when the time comes," he added.

Aliyu further said that a decision on the use of the temporary voter card for voting would be taken at the end of the exercise.

He pointed out that the number of those with or without the PVCs would determine the decision on use of temporary cards.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aliyu was accompanied to the forum by his wife, Jummai.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...