Former Governor of Niger state Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Monday, boycotted the inauguration of his successor, Umar Bago, and his Deputy, Yakubu Garba, at the Trade Fair Complex in Minna.
It was gathered that the former governor boycotted the inauguration to attend the swearing-in of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abuja.
Former Governor of Niger State, Dr Babangida Aliyu, was at the inauguration venue to witness the occasion.
Reacting to the absence of the former governor at the inauguration, stakeholders, including Dr Zubairu Ibrahim, said it was not right for the former governor to be absent at the inauguration of his successor.
“It doesn’t feel good that the former governor is not here, he is supposed to hand over to the successor of his party in the same manner power was handed over to him in 2015.
“Some will think is a flight from the people while some might not attach any meaning to it since he had already handed over to his successors on Sunday,” he said.