Former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress is blackmailing him because he refused to join the broom carriers.

This, he said, was the reason they have decided to include his name on the controversial list of treasury looters released by the Federal Government.

“The APC government has embarked on calculated blackmail against my person because I refused to join the party.

“We all have our minds and what we believe in politics is a thing of the mind.

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“In the orchestrated plot to tarnish my image, I am presently before the Federal High Court and a Niger High Court for the same alleged offence.

“This is to show that the government is hell bent on bringing me down, but they will not succeed,” he said in a statement on Monday in Minna.

Aliyu said that as a governor he served the people of Niger to the best of his ability.

“As a Governor, I left a landmark for posterity, no amount of blackmail or character assassination can wipe me out from the minds of the people,” he said.

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