The New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) has felicitated with Niger State Governor, His Excellency Dr. Babangida Aliyu, on the occasion of his 58th birthday on November 12, 2013, describing him as a good example of the kind of leader Nigeria needs at this period.
The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, nPDP said that Nigeria would be a better placed if those in leadership positions in the country could emulate Governor Aliyu.
“It is not for nothing that Dr. Babangida Aliyu chose to be addressed as The Chief Servant rather than as His Excellency, The Executive Governor. Dr. Aliyu is humility and modesty personified. Despite his great learning and intimidating track record as a civil servant, administrator and political juggernaut, Dr. Aliyu remains humble to a fault,” Chief Eze said in a statement signed on behalf of nPDP National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje.
He further described Governor Aliyu as a bold and courageous democrat who hates injustice in any form and is committed towards entrenching true democracy in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as to the survival and growth of democracy in Nigeria.
“This explains why The Chief Servant has distinguished himself as the pillar of our just struggle to reclaim our great party, the PDP, from the hands of political soldiers of fortune who now hold it hostage, so as to pave the way for the realisation of the vision of the founding fathers of the party. Dr. Aliyu is indeed, a rare patriot, a detribalised and selfless leader, a first-class statesman,” the statement added.
New PDP wished Governor Aliyu a happy birthday while praying for Almighty God to grant him many more years of life and good health to enable him continue his good work.