Buhari Did Not Win The APC Primaries, His Victory Was Paid For With Money – Gov. Aliyu


The Paradigm – Governor Babaginda Aliyu of Niger State has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential pri­mary of last December was not won Gen. Muhammudu Buhari but his victory was paid for with money.

The Governor stated this while addressing Journalist at the Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDPGF) meeting that held at the Eko Hotels and Suites yesterday.

While responding to a question from journalists over the use of govern­ment-owned jets for party campaigns, his counterpart from Jos, Governor Jonah Jang said de­mocracy was for the rich in most parts of the world and people needed such luxury for protection.

He said: “All over the world, democracy is for the rich. Even in the US, con­gressmen and senators are rich. You cannot become the President if you are not a millionaire.

“If I leave my house without security, there is no guarantee that I will get back home safely because as a governor, you would have offended some peo­ple.”

The PDPGF also reiter­ated why Nigerians should give President Goodluck Jonathan the opportunity to continue in office beyond 2015, saying that the Presi­dent has delivered on his mandate.

They said that they had nothing against the age of the All Progressives Con­gress, APC, presidential candidate, General Mu­hammadu Buhari, as long as he can cope with rigours of office, but said that they were aversed to the age of his ideas.

They said: “We are ex­tremely concerned about the age of his ideas. We are concerned that a man who could not take charge when he was in his 40s but rather bequeathed, to historical infamy, a regime named af­ter two people, (Idiagbon/Buhari regime, instead of one person as has always been the case), cannot take charge at 73 when his health would need constant monitoring.

“We are concerned about the age of his ideas because 50 years after the first coup, hinged on fighting corrup­tion, Buhari is still think­ing of using the same sub­terfuge to deceive us today. We dare not allow anyone to use a 50-year-old trick to destroy our democratic val­ues. We are wiser today.

“This is why the choices before our nation in this election are either engag­ing our reverse gear or our drive gear. If we want to move forward, then we must move into drive mode with President Jonathan and cross this Jordan River into a land reflecting the promises of our founding fathers.”

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