- A former governor of Niger Babangida Aliyu said PDP will deal with poverty in Nigeria
- Aliyu also said the party would ensure that the agriculture is given top priority in the country
- The former governor, however, declared that the party is ready to take over power in 2019
A former governor of Niger Babangida Aliyu said the Peoples Democratic Party will fight corruption to reduce poverty in Nigeria.
He made this known in a goodwill message at the PDP national convention in Abuja on Saturday, December 9.
Aliyu, who spoke on behalf of former governors of the PDP, said the party would ensure that agriculture is given the kind of subsidy required in the country.
Aliyu said: ''We will ensure that agriculture becomes commercialised and mechanised. Naira has depreciated. Importing any food in Nigeria will be a waste because you will not make any profit.
''Our importers are not importing food and therefore we must understand that it was not a deliberate plan; it was a plan by devaluation.”
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He commended the national caretaker committee Ahmed Makarfi for holding forth during the party’s trying moments.
According to him, “We will live more united, stronger and ready to take over in 2019, PDP governors have done beautifully well and there is no alternative to the PDP.’’
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported Raymond Dokpesi a leading contestant for the position of national chairman of the PDP said he would never step down for any other contender.
Dokpesi made his comments as he arrived at Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the Elective National Convention of the PDP, on Saturday, December 9.
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