Niger State Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, yesterday, slammed the Adamu Muazu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for remaining in power after leading the party to defeat in the last general elections in the country. According to him, the most civilized thing was to throw in the towel.
“How could you lead a party to disastrous outing in an election and you are still in that place, take the blame for the defeat by quitting and if the PDP still wants you they will beg you to stay?” Aliyu wondered. He spoke at the commissioning of the multi -billion Naira Shiroro Bridge linking Niger and Kaduna States.
He warned that if Muazu and his team refused to resign, “the actual change will come in March 2016 when we will elect new leaders at the national convention of our party.”
The governor, however, dispelled rumours of plans to float a new party with his Jigawa State counterpart Sule Lamido. He described the speculations as misleading and as mere fabrications of falsehood.
“We are not creating a new party; we will remain in the PDP and whoever planted the story has made a mistake.
“We had opportunity to defect when the G7 were together but we did not because we believe that defection is not the best way to develop and entrench democracy. Whatever you see today is designed by God as it is not compulsory to be on the winning side always.
Sule Lamido, you are not floating any new party. You and your godson will remain in PDP forever. Whoever planted that story has made a mistake because for us, we had every opportunity to have decamped or defected but we did not because we know in political development, particularly in a democracy, defection is not the best way to develop and entrench democracy in any society,” Aliyu declared.