The Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has been commended for his role in ensuring that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate is sworn in as the Chairman of Magama Local Government contrary to the position of All Progressives Congress (APC).
Making this commendation, the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) on Saturday stated that the Governor has demonstrated high regards for rule of law.
It should be recalled that the Governor had acted on the ruling of a Minna High Court that gave the chairmanship seat to PDP candidate, Sufyanu Yahaya, and sworn him in, even as the APC said the ruling was being contested at the appeal court and statusquo be maintained.
The state Chairman of IPAC, Alhaji Mammam Damisa, in an interview, said the adherance of Niger State Governor to the ruling of the court showed that he has respect for rule of law and desire for democracy to thrive.
Damisa stated that the Governor has displayed rare respect for court ruling even as he was in a position to do contrary to favour his political party A PC , he refused to do so but takes the path of honour by respecting court ruling”
The IPAC Chairman said the action of the Governor is highly commendable.
He stated that with that singular act, saying that IPAC has resolved to formerly visit the Governor to express its gratitude for guiding Niger State through the path of true democracy.
Damisa noted that the Governor has brought sanity to local government elections in Niger and has strengthened democracy and thus deserved special recognition for his action to restore people’s hope.
Also speaking the Chairman of APGA Niger State, Musa Liman Maikifi recalled that when his party won the counciollorship seat in Kontagora, the immediate constituency of the Governor should be allowed to prevail, saying that the action of the Governor on Magama local government chairman has further confirmed that the Governor is a true democrat