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Published On: Thu, Jan 25th, 2018

Niger APC applauds LG chairmen’s court victory on tenure reduction

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger State All Progressives Congress APC legal adviser, Barrister Khalid Ibrahim Aliyu, has applauded and rejoiced with the local government chairmen for their victory in court to extend their tenure to three years, contrary to assembly reduction without following procedures.
Aliyu made the disclosure in an interview yesterday in Minna after the a High Court in Borgu in the state gave victory to the local government chairmen who took the state government to court for reducing their tenure to two years from three years.
It could be recalled that the state house of assembly at early period of the present APC administration passed a bill to reduce the local government tenure prior to their election.
The adviser explained that the State Assembly did not followed procedures before the quick passage of the bill into law hence its null and void however congratulated the chairmen and the political party APC for the court victory.
“There was no public hearing from the grassroots but court that is the last hope of a common man gave the Judgment in favour of the local government chairmen”.
On the loggerhead between the State executive of the APC and the state Assembly members on the party’s request to replaced the majority leader which was turned down by the members urging the lawmakers to respect the party’s decision.
He stated that “it is the right of the party to replaced the house leader who is not competent have no confidence in having lost confidence in the Rijau Assembly member Hon. Ibrahim Isah Dandodo and be replaced with the member representing Kontagora 1, Hon. Nura Garba as directed by the party.
Aliyu stressed that supremacy of the party who brought them to their present status must be respected “initially all the officials of the house of assembly was nominated by the party APC and the nominees were adopted by the house’
“I don’t see the reason why the majority leader who supposes to be an advocate of the party failed to discharge his responsibility and the party state working committee met and decided to change their house leader but the house members in its resolution said that the party has no right to do so”.

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