My visit to Kano is for son’s wedding, not political —Babangida Aliyu

The immediate past Governor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has debunked the assertion that his expected visit to Kano State this weekend had anything to do with politics, saying that his visit to the state was meant to attend his son’s wedding.

Arewa gathered that his first son, Mr Ibrahim Babangida Aliyu, a banker, is scheduled to take a wife from the state of Groundnut Pyramid.

It was further learnt that the erstwhile governor and Talban Minna, being a politician with a lot of his friends and associates, including a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abuba

kar, the Turaki Adamawa and a former Speaker, House of the Representatives, now Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwwal among other politicians, are expected to witness the union.

However, news about Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, a flamboyant politician and member of the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) being expected in Kano State this weekend has gone viral and many people, especially some members of the political class, were said to have been insinuating that Babangida Aliyu’s mission to the ancient city was political and not to witness his son take a wife from Kano.

Making the clarifications, an insider source at the Talban’s Minna home, informed Arewa that it would rather sound absurd if Aliyu had quietly gone to visit the family house of his daughter-in- law in the ancient city of Kano without informing the host Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and former CBN Governor and Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The source, who craved anonymity in a brief chat with Arewa, said many politicians had indicated interest in attending and rejoicing with the family and therefore appealed to those insinuating political distractions against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to desist from their evil thoughts.