I Pray That My Deputy Or Works Commissioner Will Succeed Me – Aliyu

babangida-aliyu-360x2259989789Niger State governor, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has disclosed that he has not endorsed anybody to be his successor even as he said that pressure was being mounted on him to contest the Niger East Senatorial District seat come 2015.

Aliyu, who made this known when he received turbaned community chiefs in Minna, the state capital yesterday, said thathis deputy, Hon. Ahmed Musa Ibeto and the state Commissioner of Works, Alhaji Mohammed Muazu Bawa, have informed him of their intention to contest for the governorship position of the state but he has not given his support to either one of them.

While acknowledging that Hon. Ibeto has been a loyal deputy so far, he argued that it was not in his power to elevate him to become governor thus he has not endorsed any of the two cabinet members looking to succeed him.

He said, “I pray that someone from my cabinet would emerge as the candidate so that he can continue my work.

“We have only two people from my cabinet vying as governor but I cannot elevate anyone of them. God will do the elevation. I only pray that one of them will scale through”.

On his purported senatorial ambition, Gov. Aliyu said “I am being consulted by some PDP elders in Niger state to run for Senate but I have not yet given them my word. I leave everything to God”.

Aliyu, who has kept his next political moves close to his chest, said: “I have not yet given them my word. I leave everything to God, but I pray that 2015 should be greater than 2007 and 2011”.




  1. Mr governor ur reason is just to cover all ur atrocities, u are so shameless that u dump a struggle u stated knowing fully well that EFCC would go after u so u remain in PDP, if u now come to say u want ur deputy or commissioners to succed u is notin new because u are shameless as if u dnt travel to ur neighbouring state to see how they have gone very far eg kebbi & katsina. U are really a noise maker i know ur class monitor would always have ur name in his list when ever a prefect come to beat noise makers. U are really a disgrace to entire north, ur university in ghana that have been denied licence to operate u better bring the structures back to nigeria. I was one of those that elected u in ur first tenure because of engr. Mustapha Bello but u betrayed the trust. No development what so ever all u do is to go about making noise. U still want to enslave nigerlites by handing us over to BAWA RIJAU again, that means ur kicking agains the administration of GOV. KURE is hypocritical.


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