Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger State is an incurable liar, who speaks from all sides of his mouth, the All Progressives Congress presidential campaign organisation has said.
A statement by the campaign’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said claims by the governor that the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) signed a single tenure pact is a figment of his imagination, jaundiced, ill-motivated and irresponsible.
According to Shehu, Aliyu has made a bad career of misguided claims of this nature in which he presents himself as a clairvoyant fly perching on the walls of political meetings across the country.
He further dismissed Governor Aliyu’s recent vituperation and insinuation as the outbursts of a perpetual rabble-rouser, amateurish ethno-religious propagandist and unrepentant mischief-maker bent on stoking division and disaffection in the APC.
Shehu said the APCPCO is however not surprised at Governor Aliyu’s blatant lies considering that he has also been at the centre of controversy of being in possession of a letter in which his party’s presidential candidate, Goodluck Jonathan signed onto a one-term pact with governors of the ruling party.
“When has this Governor of a grossly underdeveloped state suddenly become a clairvoyant who knows what obtains in places where he was never present or represented? Is he an APC member? If not, how and where did he get his information from? And what Northern Nigeria is he representing? Nigerians are wiser now and they know what to do come March 28 and April 11.
“For the time being, our suggestion to Governor Babangida is that he should use the balance of his time in office to right a few wrongs in his state, currently adjudged as the most lacking in the North when it comes to development”, Shehu said.