Aliyu To Nigerians: Call For Change Unnecessary, Give Jonathan 2nd Chance

Niger-State-Governor-Babangida-Aliyu-and-President-Goodluck-Jonathan-480x300Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State yesterday pleaded with Nigerians to give President Goodluck Jonathan a second chance, adding that the call for change was unnecessary.

The governor spoke when the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial campaign team visited the Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Garba Attahiru in Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

“The call for change is unnecessary. If someone has stayed out of office for long, it will take him another four years to learn if he gets into office before he can catch up”, Aliyu said

Aliyu, who is Chairman of the Northern State Governors Forum, decried what he called the rising waves of political violence despite the Abuja accord, saying if the present trend was allowed to continue, it may mar next month’s general elections.

He also urged the emir to plead with Kagara people not to abandon PDP for another party.


  1. Only primitive minds reason this way. A government is made up of many people from different backgrounds in terms of education, experience, visions, etc. The head of government has these backgrounds as resources that he can tap into. He has ministers, wiseman and women in Nigeria to liaise with and tap into whatever they have. It’s only in a dictatorship that we see one person dictating to a nation. Nigeria is a democracy, Buhari can hit the ground an run from day one in office if his party wins the February election. APC has strategic plans that they could implement from day one in office. Judging by what I have read, they have immediate, medium and long term strategies for our country. Those who care about the future of our country need to read these strategies, analyse them and spread the good news.