From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
At least no fewer than five serving commissioners are said to be currently at loggerheads with their various constituencies and the people have vowed that they will not support their reappointment back into the new cabinet of the governor.
This is coming barely one month to the inauguration of the reelected Governor in Niger state, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello for second term in office.
Communities in the state have begun to agitate over who should be their representative in the state cabinet yet to be announced.
Indications to this emerged last week when posters, denouncing some current serving commissioners by their communities flooded public places, party secretariat, including government house in Minna, the state capital.
Prominent among these commissioners is that of Women Affairs and Social Development, Barr. Amina Musa Guar who revealed to our correspondent in an interview that some people in her constituency want Governor Abubakar Sani Bello not to reappoint her into the state Executive Council.
Barr. Amina Musa Guar said some people in certain parts of her local government are not comfortable with a woman, especially from a minority section of the local government to be a political leader, representing them.
She also attributed the call for her removal to the fact that “I am from the minority area in the local government and again because some people believe that the minority in Paikoro local government should not have a voice in the politics of the area”.
The Commissioner who spoke at the weekend in Minna while reacting to some posters which surfaced in some parts of the local government and the state capital with the inscription “No more Barr. Amina Musa Guar as Commissioner for Women Affairs again” and with a large “X” written in red marked across her portrait on the poster.
The surfacing of the posters came barely one week after the embattled woman commissioner was allegedly suspended by the Paikoro local government chapter of the party (APC) for what the party said her “anti-party activities”.
She however, said the allegation against her amount to “calling a dog a bad name in other to hang it”, stressing that “this is a setup, because there is no way this could be true since i delivered my polling unit, her ward and other wards in her local government during the Presidential and governorship elections.
She also said that she wants her accusers to explain to the world where she erred that led to anti -party activities.
According to her, it is either they are obsessed with the word anti-party or they don’t understand the meaning of anti-party.
She also alleged that some politicians in her local government were not happy with the way and manner she carried out her skill acquisition programme.