On Tuesday, The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State said the state’s former Governor, Babangida Aliyu, remained suspended despite refusal by his media team.
Yahaya Usman, The PDP Publicity Secretary in the state disclosed this to journalists in Minna, insisted that the ex-governor’s suspension for alleged anti-party activities is still in motion; He also added that Aliyu was suspended over his alleged role in the defeat of former President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 presidential election.
The ex-governor had claimed in a session with journalists last week that 19 PDP governors in the northern part of the country resolved to work against Jonathan’s re-election bid after he pulled out on a previous agreement by the party chieftains.
However, Jonathan had denied the statement and described Aliyu as a pathological liar and a backstabber who was looking for cause.
Jonah Jang and Sule Lamido also denied knowledge of the agreement cited by their colleague.
Usman said the party leaders in the state’s three senatorial districts reassured their support for the ex-governor’s suspension as the leader of the party in the state.
He said they are now in support of Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, who said former Governor Aliyu owed the PDP an apology for admitting that he underestimated the party in 2015 elections. Dr. Aliyu betrayed us and worked for the ruling APC during the elections “He betrayed the party, betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan and also betrayed our governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko