Some Local Government Chairmen in Niger State has been condemned by the state Governor, Sani Bello, over their refuser to swear-in their elected Vice-Chairmen and or Councilors.
The Niger State Governor noted that the action is wrong and against the rule of law.
Bello stated this while speaking with the newly elected local government chairmen at the closing of a 3-day retreat held for them in Kaduna.
“The Rule of Law is key. For those of you that have deliberately or mistakenly refused to swear-in councillors because they come from the opposition party, it is wrong,” he said.
In his statement, he added that political parties lose due to imposing of candidates which forces some to leave the party and run under a different political party platform.
The Niger State Governor further stated that the All Progressives Congress lost in his ward in Kontagora, due to the wrong candidate which was imposed by some people.
He noted that if he as the governor of the state does not stop the swearing-in of the councillors, why then should the Chairmen not swear in the councillors from the opposition party.
Bello noted that APC does not only represents change but also stands for fairness, fair play and justice, which must be exercised by all party members.