Barely twenty four hours after the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed listed Former Niger state governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu among those who looted the nation in the last dispensation,the former governor has denied the allegation, wondering why the federal government should include him in the second list.
Aliyu in A swift reaction in Minna the Niger state capital yesterday threatened to challenge his inclusion on the list to a logical conclusion hence nobody had confronted him with any document(s) that he received N1.6billion from the former National Security Adviser, NSA saying, “they have to prove it”.
He said the APC government had embarked on “calculated blackmail against my person” because “I refused to join the APC” ,saying “we all have our minds and what we believe in politics is a thing of the mind”.
According to the former governor, it was an orchestrated plot “to tarnish my image. I am presently before the federal high court and a Niger state 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. I served my people to the best of my ability.I have left a landmark for posterity, no amount of blackmail or character assassination can wipe me out from the minds of the people”.
Consequently he disclosed that he was already consulting his lawyers on the next line of action to take on the issue.