In a statement issued in Minna, on Wednesday, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune by his Chief Press Secretary, Danladi Ndaye-bo, the governor alleged that some individuals in the state were planning to use opposition elements to peddle falsehood about the Aliyu-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state.
Ndayebo said negative publications and press conferences were being sponsored by those who had become threatened by the successes of Governor Aliyu-led administration, stressing that such publications were aimed at damaging the reputation of the governor and government of Niger State.
“We are astounded at how low some politicians can sink by employing downright lies and irresponsible tactics just to create the impression that things are not working.
“The government of Niger State condemns this cheap blackmail being used as a last joker by drowning politicians who will clutch at anything, including mere straws, to remain rele-vant.
“But we are undaun-ted, because the people of Niger State are very discerning. And in the fullness of time, the lies and those behind them will be exposed,” the statement said.
Culled from Tribune