Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu,
By Aisha Wakaso
Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu, of Niger State has said he has not taken any decision on whether to run for the 2015 presidential election or not.
Aliyu, who made this known through the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Danladi Abdulhamid, in Minna at the weekend, said he was yet to take any decision on what role to play in the 2015 politics.
The commissioner who was reacting to a call made by the leaders of the Yoruba community in the state who paid him a solidarity visit, said however said the governor believes that ‘whatever the people want him to become in 2015 is what he will do’ because ‘he is a man of the people.’
The commissioner said at the moment the governor is focused on delivering dividends of democracy to the people and building structures that will make the state one of the three best states in the country by the year 2020.
He commended the Yoruba residents for living in peace and harmony with other nationalities in the state, saying that the ‘present administration in the state practices pan- Nigeria politics where everybody is free to live and do business in the state without let or hindrance.
Commenting on the call for the impeachment of the Governor by a group that called itself Concerned Indigines of Niger State, Abdulhamid said members of the group are ignorant of the law and developments in the state, saying that the ‘Niger State House of Assembly is composed of credible and well enlightened people who will not just take decision on the ground of mere allegations’.
Earlier, the leader of the group and Oba Yoruba in Niger State, Alhaji Amuda Isamotu, had told the commissioner that the ethnic nationality in the state wants the governor to contest the 2015 presidential election.
He added that they are ready to campaign for him anywhere in the country because “he is a promoter of peace, a nationalists and a totally detribalised person.”
Isamotu urged the governor not to be distracted by the call for his impeachment by those he described as ‘disgruntled and hungry people’ saying that ‘you should remain committed to the job God has assigned you to do.
Aliyu alongside incumbent, Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Senate President, David Mark Jigawa State Governor, Lamido Sanusi and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are touted as the contenders for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2015 presidential ticket.