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Aliyu, ABU Prof, joins APC presidential race

A professor of Business Education at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Mr. Mahmood Aliyu, has declared his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
The don made the declaration at a press conference on Saturday in Minna.
Aliyu said his decision to vie for the presidency was informed by the agitation for the emergence of new crop of leaders “to fight the malaise in the country.
He added, There has been an agitation for the emergence of new crop of leaders by well-meaning Nigerians in order to take this country out of problems.’’
The aspirant said APC was the only party that would tackle the current security challenges bedevilling the country.
He said, “An APC government will tackle the security issue with all the seriousness it requires and deserves.’’
Aliyu, however, called on the national leadership of the APC to review the N27m fee for picking the party’s presidential nomination form.
He said, “Our party should have a rethink about the fee for presidential nomination forms, so that ordinary Nigerians can afford it.
“Ordinary people, who have something to offer, get scared by the amount; even the PDP fee is not up to that of our party.’’
He described as embarrassing, reports that he was being sponsored by the ruling PDP to run for president, arguing that he had always been in the opposition since he joined politics in 1993. (NAN)

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