|Alhaji Abubakar Sani|
History is about to be made in Niger State as the governor–elect, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will, on May 29, be sworn in by his mother-in-law who is also the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Fati Abubakar.
Bello, a son of a former military governor of old Kano State and businessman, Colonel Sani Bello (rtd) is married to Dr (Mrs) Aminat Sani Bello, a medical practitioner and a daughter of a former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar. Justice Abubakar is General Abubakar’s wife.
The Kontagora, Niger State born business man-cum politician, had told journalists in Minna at a media parley shortly after he emerged the gubernatorial candidate of APC that aside the fact that he grew up in the military barracks, he also attended Military School, Zaria in Kaduna State after which he went to the university.
According to him, “when growing up in the barracks, you established some sorts of bond between yourselves and we were like one family, so we enjoyed the fold. The supports of the retired Army Generals in Niger State for my governorship aspiration is not only an interim support, but yes I have the support of the Generals, they have prayed for me and wished me good luck and that, on its own, is one of the things one needs in the state.
“When you get blessings from your parents because I see some of them (the Generals) as my parents, then it means all is well. Yes, I have their support, not financially but spiritually.”