Governor of Niger State and chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum Babangida Aliyu have blamed President Goodluck for the failure of the PDP to win the Presidential election that was recently held.
The Governor while speaking as a special guest of honour at the 24thConvocation lecture of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State said the loosing of the party at both the Federal and State level was due to refusal of the President to honour the agreement of single term it entered with the north in 2011.
According to Aliyu he said that the defeat of the PDP at the national and state elections did not come to many Nigerians, especially party members as a surprise because we saw it coming.
Speaking further he said; “many of us saw it coming, when I reminded us that we had an agreement for one term, they nearly crucified me, and when I led the G7 Governors, they did not do what we wanted them to do until five members left, and they later did what we asked them to do.
“I recalled also that when APC came on board, I was the first person to say I was very happy that now we have a strong party to put PDP on its toes and many people were asking me if I am really a member of PDP. Up to the last election, the accusation against me has always been that I was a supporter of APC and now you have seen the result.”
“Nigerians wanted a change and Nigerians got the change. PDP has been around for 16 years and there is no way you will be around for 16 years and you will not make mistakes so there are many reasons that will be put together and we will be able to understand and guide people as to next time, these are some of the things you need to do.”
According to Aliyu he said a junior civil servant with two wives and over twenty children also breeds corruption “because there is no way his salary can take care of those children.”