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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed that former Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, lied over his claim that northern Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors worked against him in the 2015 elections.
“Babangida Aliyu is a pathetic fellow. He has become a broken record and, sadly, he feels that is the only way to remain relevant. Let me break his claim down for you in a way that it will be so crystal clear that he is lying,” the statement said.
He reacted to the claim in a statement through Reno Omokri sent to THISDAY.
He stated that there was no agreement whether oral or written between Jonathan and PDP northern governors that he will not contest for a second term.
According to the statement, Jonathan challenged the former Niger governor to name witnesses that witnessed the said agreement.
The former president also stated that Aliyu gave a different claim when he was asked to give reasons why he worked against him in Segun Adeniyi’s book titled: “Against the Run of Play: How an Incumbent President was defeated in Nigeria.”