Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said he would rather resign from politics than defect from Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.
Aliyu, who spoke on Wednesday while receiving guests at his office in Minna, described politicians defecting from the PDP to the APC as those “suffering from poverty of integrity, morality and principle.”
He said the APC who would soon have problems of political profiteers in their hands.
His words: “I will resign from politics instead of joining APC, those defecting from PDP, based on the outcome of the presidential and National Assembly election, lack principles of integrity and morality, they are indeed stomach politicians.”
“For principles of integrity, morality, we have chosen to remain in the PDP. I heard people insinuating that I have dumped my party candidate for the APC candidate. It is a lie, I will never do such a thing.”
He said the Niger APC’s allegation against the PDP of the latter’s plans to rig the April 11 governorship election, had shown that “they are indeed the very ones trying to rig and cause civil unrest.”
The governor added, “On our own side, we will abide by the rule to ensure nobody or party is cheated. The election must indeed reflect the wishes of the people.”