Nigerians should pray for success of in-coming administrations, says Aliyu
NIGER State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has called on Nigerians to pray for the success of the incoming administrations at the national and state levels in the country, saying that the Gen. Buhari-led administration needs prayers to succeed. He said doing otherwise would amount to a failure of the community.
Governor Aliyu, who made the call in Minna yesterday after commissioning some projects executed by the managements of the Niger State College of Education and that of the newly-established University of Education both in Minna, said: “We should all pray for the success of the APC government at the federal level and those that will take over in the states. We should not pray for their failure because failure will be failure of the community.”
Aliyu said the society would benefit most from the success of the new leadership, which requires the support and prayers of all Nigerians.
The governor, who however spoke against what he described as a plan to turn Nigeria into a one-party state with the mass decamping of PDP members which he said would be undemocratic and inimical to the political growth of the nation, said there must be a virile opposition in which all those that lost out in the last general elections, especially in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not run into the APC.
He said the PDP members should join hands to rebuild the party so that it would be formidable enough to confront the APC in the 2019 general elections.
Governor Aliyu blamed the defeat of the PDP at the federal level and in most states on the defection of five PDP governors to the opposition APC.