Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu has stated that he did not join the All Progressives Congress despite being the arrowhead of the G7 Governors due to his personal and political convictions.
Aliyu made the remarks when he led a delegation to meet with the PDP Chairman, Adamu Muazu in Abuja.
He said, “I led a protest which came to be known as G7. It was not intended to kill the party and move away. Many people asked me, you led the group, how come you did not move? I didn’t move because my conscience, understanding and my position is with the PDP. And I believe in 2015, PDP will form the government.”
Aliyu hailed the emergence of Muazu as chairman of the ruling party and stated that his travails as a formr Governor of Bauchi would prepare him for this challenging new assignment.
In his address, Muazu said serious efforts were ongoing to revive the party from the grassroots to the national levels.