Minna — Niger State Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu has denied saying he wants to go for the presidential position in 2015.
Aliyu's name is always mentioned in discussions on the top job. The governor made clarification on Friday when he received the members of the People Democratic Party (PDP) from zone B in Minna.
He said, "The people mention my name anytime they are naming the likely presidential candidates. I did not tell anybody I want to contest in 2015 presidential election. But as they said, the voice of the people is the voice of God and if it is God's wish, I will just say, amen!"
The governor who went down memory lane said in 2007 when he was in the federal civil service, his ambition was to become the Head of Service but God destined that he would be the governor of Niger state and so it became.
He said, "God chose me even when there were about 13 people eyeing the governorship position of the state. For that reason, I am always determined to discharge my responsibilities with all deserving attention and for that reason, my political future is in the hands of God."
The governor advised members of his party to always connect with their people at the grassroots by ensuring free flow of information in respect to government policies and activities, saying it is only through that the people will be carried along.
Earlier in his remark, the Zonal chairman of the party, Mohammed Gambo said it sounds ridiculous to say that the PDP-led government is not performing, considering the number of projects going on in each of 274 wards of the state.