Hello 

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.

 

Gov. Aliyu denies interest in 2015 presidency

17 January 2013, 07:34

Minna - Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger on Wednesday said that he has not declared interest in the 2015 presidency.

Aliyu also dismissed the purported commencement of his presidential campaign in Plateau as untrue.

He made the clarification in Minna when he received the Ethiopian Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr Ali Abdul Sulaiman, and the new Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Musibau Akanbi.

He recalled that the PDP at the national level had barred aspirants from all campaigns for the 2015 general elections till sometimes next year.

Aliyu said that he was complying with the directive as a loyal party member and law abiding citizen.

He explained that it was the National Youth Leader of the party, Alhaji Garba Umaru, who incidentally was from Niger, who led a delegation to Plateau to thank the PDP members in that state for voting for him during the national convention of the party.

"This has now been misconstrued as a presidential campaign flag off by me," the governor said.

Aliyu, however, said his clarification of the situation was not an indication that he was afraid to contest for the presidency when the time comes.

"If it is God's will that I would come out, believe me I am not afraid I will come out because what will be, will be but I am not out yet."

The governor enjoined the media to disseminate correct information at all times to avoid over heating the polity, noting that some reports often misinform the public.

Aliyu hailed the cordial relationship between Nigeria and Ethiopia as well as the giant strides Ethiopia had taken in the fields of aviation, tourism and culture.

He said that the state would partner with Ethiopia to develop some of its sectors.

Earlier, while exchanging views with the vice chancellor of the university, the governor advised him to be fair to the host community in admission of students and recruitment of workers.

He said the university authorities should put proper beacons to prevent encroachment on their land by some persons or groups and promised to assist in that direction.

Akanbi commended the fatherly role played by the governor during the impasse that greeted his appointment and his transition period.

He also described the gesture of the State Government to pay the registration fees of 569 students of the university as a legacy the government would leave for generations yet unborn in the state.

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Joseph Venda
The preparedness of Buhari to lea...

Nigeria’s existence has been plagued by unpreparedness at various times in history. Notwithstanding the cries of Nigerians for sovereignty, its occurrence in 1960 caught us unprepared. Read more...

Submitted by
Ahmed D Salihu
Nigeria pension board

It is quite unfortunate for Nigeria pension board to reluctantly denied the next of kins of the dead police officer who served this country with all there life but nothing to show for it. Read more...

Submitted by
Ifeoma Blessing Godson
God's own state?

The two major political parties in Abia state, PDPand APGA are now in what i term "a do or die affair". Read more...

Submitted by
George Chuks
The trumpet

When things happens,many people begin to lay blames or considering had it been it was done this way or the other way. Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Waiting for the wind of change

It is never hyperbolical to say that the Nigerian general election that was concluded on April 11, 2015 generated unprecedented global attention and sympathy. Read more...

Submitted by
Samuel Ufot Ekekere
Life is about 'a lot'

You may familiar with the phrase “I’ve been through a lot,” and perhaps you have used it one time or the order to define the challenge you had passed or is passing through.  Read more...