Its no longer news that the junior brother of the late governor is the new deputy governor of Yobe state. It is also not a new thing to have something similar to a monarchy in a democracy. Petron in Argentina, Kennedy, Bush, and Clinton in America, and probably the Sarakis in Nigeria.
The rumour however is that Abubakar was picked because that is the only way for the family to recover their investment. Everybody know that election is not cheap in Nigeria. Newspaper mentioned that there were 4 other people considered who we suspected were the late governor's two children who were considered too young and the two wives who could not agree on a consensus candidate.