- Former governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu, remains suspended
- This was disclosed on Wednesday, April 21, by the state chapter of the PDP
- The party alleged that Aliyu donated money to the APC and some other parties in 2015
The Niger chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that the former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, remains suspended for his role in undermining the party during the 2015 presidential elections.
The Punch reports that party leaders and members in the three senatorial districts of the state reaffirmed their support for the suspension of Aliyu through their spokesman, Mallam Yahaya Usman.
Legit.ng gathered the PDP spokesman in Niger state said it backed the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, who said Aliyu owed the PDP an apology for admitting that he undermined the party in 2015 elections.
TheCable also reports that Usman said Aliyu betrayed the party, former president Goodluck Jonathan and the governorship candidate, Umar Nasko in 2015.
“We now support Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike, who said that former Gov. Aliyu owed the PDP an apology for admitting that he undermined the party in the 2015 elections.
“We have been vindicated, Dr. Aliyu betrayed us and worked for the ruling All Progressives Congress. He betrayed the party, former President Goodluck Jonathan and our governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko. We have said it that he donated funds to the opposition party.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Niger chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party suspended former governor Aliyu over allegations of anti-party activities.
It was reported that the former governor was suspended during an emergency stakeholders’ meeting of Chachanga local Area in Minna, the state capital on Monday, March 29.
The PDP which accused the former governor of working against the party and supporting the APC in the 2015 election, added that he does not attend meetings and is working to disintegrate the party.
In another report, Aliyu revealed why northern governors of the PDP worked against the re-election of ex-president Jonathan in 2015.
He said they worked against Jonathan’s re-election because he reneged on an agreement not to seek a second term.
In a related report, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, suspended one of his staff for using his Twitter handle to insult and call the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki, a traitor who betrayed Jonathan in 2015.
Fani-Kayode, in a thread of tweets on Monday, April 19, said a member of his social media team tweeted an allegation about those that betrayed Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 election with his handle.