Nigerians Divided Over Ex-Police Chief Usman Baba’s Move Towards Senate Candidacy

Nigerians Divided Over Ex-Police Chief Usman Baba’s Move Towards Senate Candidacy

The former Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has caused a significant stir on social media platforms due to the emergence of posters indicating his interest in the Yobe Senatorial district primaries.


It appears that Usman Baba may be positioning himself to contest in the Yobe South senatorial district election under the banner of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

This move comes in the wake of the resignation of the current senator, Ibrahim Geidam, who stepped down to assume a ministerial role.

Ibrahim Geidam, the outgoing senator, represented the Yobe East Senatorial District in Yobe State.

He was among the second batch of ministerial nominees forwarded to the Senate by President Bola Tinubu in recent times.


With the vacancy created by Geidam’s departure, Usman Baba’s poster signaling his intent to participate in the senatorial election has elicited a range of reactions from Nigerians on social media.

The poster itself has sparked mixed sentiments among the online community. Some users have expressed their views on the situation:

– **iamflash_ug1** wrote: “Na senate come be all those people retirement sitting room.”
– **d2oris** wrote: “No need to wonder why the police did nothing during the election crises.”
– **captainotkross** wrote: “They all build their careers around Nigeria’s wealth, nothing wrong though if it’s for positive vibes.”
– **engrcotti** wrote: “If I were the senator, I won’t resign until the final determination of the presidential election tribunal.”
– **happyjbaby** wrote: “Even the police are APC members ????; they are just ruining this country as they like.”
– **eziokwu_bu_ndu1** wrote: “Very disgraceful and sad. ‘She’ didn’t even stay out of the office for weeks before coming out to show us ‘her’ real self. We knew they were all APC members with the kind of behavior they displayed towards national issues.”
– **chriswolex** wrote: “That is the main problem of this country because all institutions that need to be independent are politically afflicted.”

The diverse range of reactions showcases the complexity of opinions regarding Usman Baba’s decision to venture into politics following his tenure as the Inspector-General of Police.

It also highlights the broader issue of political affiliations within various institutions and their impact on the nation’s functioning.

In conclusion, the emergence of Usman Baba’s senatorial aspirations has ignited discussions across social media platforms, with individuals expressing a wide spectrum of views on the matter.



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