Ex-Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu was embarrassed today during the inauguration of the governor-elect of the state, Alhaji Abubakar Bello.
Aliyu, who came to the inauguration as it is the tradition, was booed, stoned and insulted by some people in the crowd who called him several derogatory names at the Bako Kontagora Memorial stadium where the ceremony was held.
The military men attached to the ex-governor had to release several gun shots and tear gas in order to drive him out of the stadium successfully as the crowd were becoming violent.
The ex-governor was booed and stoned by the angry crowd who called him several names, The Nation reports.
Shouts of “Barawo,” “Thief,” “Ole” “Change has come,” “Your time is past, go,” filled the air at the stadium as Aliyu climbed the podium to be honoured by the military guard as he arrived the venue at about 10:15am.
As the ceremony went on, at about 11am when the new governor was been administered with his oath of office , Aliyu was pelted with slippers and a sachet water, forcing his security details to form human shields round him while the ceremony lasted.
Just last week, reports had filtered into the media that members of the Niger State House of Assembly pushing for Aliyu’s removal through impeachment were allegedly paid N17m each.