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I ‘m proceeding on vacation from politics, says Niger governor


Dr-Muazu-Babangida-AliyuNIGER state Governor Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu has disclosed that he will be proceeding on a four year sabbatical from politics at the end of his tenure as governor.

The second-term of the administration of Governor Aliyu will end on May 29, this year and having not succeeded in going to the National Assembly as a senator he said he will not be political visible for another four years.

Aliyu made the disclosure in Minna after commissioning some projects constructed for the newly established Niger State University of Education and the Niger State College of Education both in Minna.

The governor said after the hand over to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governor on May 29 this year he will not be ‘politically visible until 2019 when I will come back in a big way.’

Dr. Aliyu however, did not say in what role he will be coming back into the politics of the country in 2019 but he has been a serious advocate of a reorganization of the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP, which suffered serious defeat in the general elections held recently in the country.

Aliyu has also been very vocal in asking his colleagues who lost in the election not to allow their defeat to make them jump ship to the new party that will be at the helms of affairs in the country on May 29.

He spoke seriously against allowing the APC to turn Nigeria into a one-party state, which he argued will not be democratic and will also be against the political growth of the country.

However, apart from saying that he will be going on political vacation from May 29, Governor Aliyu has not said what he will be doing in the period between now and 2019.

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  • bumaru

    He wants to go and hide his loots and enjoy our money. Chief or Thief Servant

  • GMB

    The self styled chief servant says he says he s proceeding on vacation from politics. After the loss of his senate bid?