Fani-Kayode, who spoke with newsmen in Minna the state capital on Monday, said he was in the state to “consult with important people about the Nigeria project.”
He said, “Nobody can ignore Niger State, nobody can ignore Minna; anyone that ignores the state does so at his or her own peril.”
The former minister, while recommending Aliyu for the country’s topmost political position in 2015, said, “The governor is honest, straight forward and courageous.”
Fani-Kayode said the people of Niger State should be proud of their governor because “despite all challenges, he has come out to do what is right.”
He added, “When you want to consider the bright stars of Nigeria for 2015, consider Governor Aliyu.”
Speaking further on the bright chances of the governor, Fani-Kayode said, “If the PDP fails to pick Governor Aliyu as its presidential standard-bearer for 2015 election, the opposition will be delighted to have him. Any group of people that will be privileged to have Aliyu should be grateful.
“For 2015, we need forthright men that will stand against tyranny and injustice. We need men that will fight for democracy.”