Prof Isa Odidi, a close acquaintance of Al-Hassan in her school days at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, said the suggestion was based on the significance of the event.
She is set to become the country’s first female governor. Odidi envisaged a large crowd at the ceremony.
“Specifically, because Governor Aisha Jummai-Alhassan has gained love from Nigerians and the world, it will be wise to reciprocate same to her followers in a more befitting setting,” he said on his recommendation to hold the ceremony in Abuja.
He said this was bearing in mind adequate security and logistics, moreover, to increase the governor elect’s momentum and followership.
Jummai-Alhassan was initially defeated in the election re-run held in April.
However, in November, a tribunal removed Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, and declared Jummai-Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress winner of the original poll.
The details of the swearing-in ceremony are still not confirmed.
Author: Emeka Onkonkwo