The Niger State Government has alleged the existence of a plot to silence Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu over his recent comment on the 2015 presidential election.
It specifically claimed that some hawks in Abuja have concluded arrangements to print posters with Governor Aliyu’s portrait and a message of 2015:Vote Babangida Aliyu for President, thereby pitting him against the party which has placed an embargo on campaign for the presidency.
A statement by Governor Aliyu’s Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndayebo further alleged that some media houses have been commissioned to write negative reports against Gov Aliyu as part of a grand design to discredit him and the state government.
But the statement said Gov Aliyu is a law abiding member of the PDP and is very much aware of the party directive to members not to commence campaign for the 2015 presidential election yet.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Governor Aliyu has not declared for the presidency.If anything, he is at the moment focused on delivering on the mandate given to him by the people of Niger State and would not be distracted,” the statement said.
Aliyu said he remains committed to his present assignment and would not be distracted by any devious plot by mischief makers.
He reiterated his commitment to the ongoing efforts at re-engineering the state to achieve its vision of becoming one of the top three most developed state economies by the year 2020.
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