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Aliyu to PDP leaders: Don’t wait to be asked to resign

Governor Babangida Aliyu
Governor Babangida Aliyu

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State has thrown his weight behind the mounting calls for the resignation of members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he urged them to emulate their British counterparts who threw in the towel having led their parties to defeat in last Thursday’s United Kingdom election.

Aliyu gave the advice in Dutse, weekend, at the inauguration of a township road named after the then “G7 Governors’’ by Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa.

He said that any leader, who leads his political party to defeat, like it happened to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is supposed to resign.

‘’It is unfortunate that people had to be called to resign. The leaders are supposed to voluntarily resign their positions for the loss at the just concluded general elections. It is unfair that they are threatening to form a factional PDP because they were asked to resign,” he said.

The governor noted that morality and principle were key attributes the PDP must imbibe to succeed for future elections.

According to him, what happened in the United Kingdom election on Thursday was a reflection of morality and principle, which must be brought to the Nigerian polity.

Aliyu, who expressed delight on the naming of streets after the “G7 Governors’’ commended Lamido for his vision in terms of history.

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