Governor Bello of Niger State who turned up at Bida L.G.A of the state with his entourage, was reportedly stoned by people of the community who were allegedly chanting ‘ Ba mua so’ meaning ‘we don’t want’.
According to Twitter users, Governor Bello has been rejected for performing woefully these few years he has been Governor of the State. @Sir_elmusty’s tweet read;
Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of APC an his entourage on a visit to Bidda local government. You can see one of the advantages of democracy, the rights of people to disown and reject you if you fail woefully.
Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of APC an his entourage on a visit to Bidda local government. You can see one of the advantages of democracy, the rights of people to disown and reject you if you fail woefully. pic.twitter.com/KKEfQSCwBH
— Sir_elmusty (@Sir_elmusty) March 9, 2018
Among all governor-elects only Gov. Bello’s family has been listed by Forbes magazine among the richest not only in Nigeria, but also in Africa. The Bellos are involved in various kinds of business activities including construction, oil and gas, and communications.
Abubakar Bello senior, Abu’s father, is said to own 40% of MTN Nigeria. Abu Lolo’s in-law is also one of the richest Africans, because his brother Ibrahim is married to Aliko Dangote’s daughter. Aliko Dangote, though having lost $10 billion of his $25-billion fortune under President Jonathan’s mismanagement of the economy and especially naira, is still Africa’s richest man, according to Forbes.
Abu Lolo himself is married to Dr Amina Abubakar, daughter of Nigeria’s former head of state Abdussalami Abubakar and former first lady Justice Fati Abubakar. Fati Abubakar, who is the incumbent chief justice of Niger state, is likely to swear her son-in-law in as governor unless she chooses to delegate this responsibility. These credentials, including the fact that Abu Lolo’s father Col Sani Bello used to be a military governor of Kano state, make Abubakar Sani Bello the richest governor-elect in Nigeria. However even with all these, it seems his under-performance has knocked him off from the favourable position he once occupied, before the 2015 election.