The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Niger State, has expressed dissatisfaction over the swearing-in of a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Candidate, as the Chairman of Magama Local Government Area, despite its appeal to Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello against it.
The APC had on Monday, called on Governor Sani-Bello to resist pressures to swear-in the PDP Candidate, due to its appeal against the judgement of a Lower Court, held in Minna, the State capital.
The State APC Chairman, Mohammed Jibrin Imam, who made the call, said that the case is already before the Court of Appeal.
The Governor, on the other hand, swore-in Safiyanu Yahaya of the PDP, as the Chairman of Magama Local Government Council notwithstanding, and based on the judgement of the Lower Court.
The Governor presided over the swearing-in ceremony, which took place at the Government House, Minna.
Bello said that he did it in obedience of the High Court ruling that quashed the November 30, 2019, Local Government Council election in Magama Local Government, on the ground of pre-election offence.
Reacting, the Chairman of the State APC, stated that the Working Committee of the party had met, and would convey their displeasure to the Governor.
“With the swearing-in of a PDP Candidate, it is the PDP manifesto that will be carried out in Magama Local Government. But I do not expect the Candidate to be sworn-in, since the case is still in the Appeal Court”, he said with displeasure.