The former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu of the Peoples Democratic Party has weighed his fortune in Nigeria's polity if he has jumped ship to join APC.

Aliyu made the remark on Monday in Minna following the defection of 34,826 politicians from other political parties.

“I have no intention of defecting to the APC, because I believe in the PDP.

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“I had the opportunity of decamping to the APC when I led the G-7 Governors, but did not do so because of my belief in the PDP.

“What we protested then was to correct some of the abnormalities in PDP, but not to defect to the APC.

“If I were a selfish politician, I would have defected to the APC then. Maybe I would have become a minister now,’’ he said.

He noted that the PDP made him a governor, saying that it is a strong political party if not for internal wranglings that made it to lose the 2015 general election.


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