Stop guerrilla propaganda, Aliyu tells Niger APC

By Aideloje Ojo

Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu of Niger state has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing the Democracy Day interaction programme in collaboration with Association of Civil Society held in Abuja as “senseless propaganda,” adding that it showed how rudderless the Niger state opposition party had become.
This was contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Israel A. Ebije, insisting the state government only presented itself to the public scrutiny of civil society leaders to account for stewardship.

He said it was an invitation the administration couldn’t refuse since it border on its people based commitment in the past seven years.
He said: “As a responsible government, we embraced the public debate which was indeed a litmus test on the dividend of democratic provided in the last seven years. We as a government are not afraid of critical appraisal and we have gone beyond petty talks from opposition who are only trying to propagate self based agenda.”

Aliyu called on the APC leadership to engage in constructive criticisms, adding that it is effort in futility trying to throw clogs at the administration from the jaundice account of actual developmental strides of government by human cretins in the opposition.
The governor said the Niger state APC had only revealed itself as enemy of progress, and that the Abuja Democracy Day interactive session was not an isolated case in recent time.
He said the opposition took him up on the Gulu hospital construction where he mentioned the administration has fulfilled its campaign promises.
Aliyu added that on the part of government, “we will not be distracted; we will continue to carry everybody along, making sure that we consolidate on the gains of democratic dividend presently achieved.”
“It is, however, necessary for the opposition to eschew politics of calumny, politics of rudderless opposition and emotional gangsterism. We need positive criticism and not ill-informed construct of some elements in the opposition.”