G7 governors intact, no crack, Aliyu insists

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Gov. Babangida Aliyu of Niger State

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State said yesterday in Kano that the G7 governors are still ‘intact’ regardless of the recent defection by five of them from the PDP to the APC.

It would be recalled that of the seven governors that constituted the G7, only Aliyu and his Jigawa counterpart, Sule Lamido, remain in the PDP.

Aliyu, who spoke in Kano during a courtesy visit to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, one of the five that defected, described the G7 as intact and solid, but only pursuing the same objective through different approaches.

“We are still together as one indivisible body. We communicate, exchange ideas and are pursuing the same objective. Our goal is never different, for your information,” he said.

What is unfolding in public, according to him, should not be misconstrued to mean that the group is now divided.

Aliyu, who was accompanied by former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima declared that nothing can separate him from Governor Kwankwaso.

“All we are doing is a unified idea. We are only strategising towards the same objective,” he said.

Kwakwanso who spoke in the same vein with Aliyu said that “Those of us that went ahead were to chart the way for those we left behind for the political commanders to finish one or two things before joining us. Be rest assured that they will join us.

“We share everything together and people should be rest assured that we are engaging in a political strategy.”

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