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Monday, 6 November 2017

Niger senator booed at home

The senator representing Niger North, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, was assaulted and stoned by youths and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kontagora, Niger State.

The Nation gathered that the senator called APC executives in Kontagora, headquarters of Niger North, for a town hall meeting, the first he is having with stakeholders since 2015.
A source said the senator was asked why he called a meeting after these years, but he could not give a satisfactory answer; he was also unable to list projects he initiated.
“The senator was asked to list the projects he initiated or attracted to Kontagora, and his response was that the Muhammadu Buhari-led government neither gave money nor funded their constituency projects. But he was asked what other senators and members of the House of Representatives were using for their projects, if not the same money he is hoarding.
“Apparently dissatisfied with his answers, APC executives accused him of being in the league of people frustrating programmes and policies of President Buhari. They accused him of diverting money meant for constituency projects and empowerment of his constituents for personal use.
“He was booed and chased out of the hall,” the source added.
The Nation learnt that when Abdullahi was leaving, his entourage was pelted with stones despite the security.
Some youths chased him with motorcycles and cars to his hotel but were not allowed in by security men.
Efforts to speak with him or his aide were unsuccessful.
One of the executives, who pleaded for anonymity, said the senator had abandoned his people but came begging for their votes. According to him, the people are not satisfied with his representation.
The Senator was also attacked in Rijau council, where he visited on Saturday. He was attacked in Babana last month.

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