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APGA condemns suspension of Nasarawa lawmakers

06 April 2016, 18:02

Lafia - The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State has condemned the suspension of six lawmakers by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly for objecting to Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura’s appointment of sole administrators in eleven local government areas of the state.

The party in a press statement signed by the state secretary of the party, Hosea Emmanuel, said the six sacked lawmakers were being victimised for standing on the side of the law.

He described the appointment of sole administrators to manage the affairs of local government areas as illegal and an aberration of the constitution.

Also read: Six Nasarawa lawmakers suspended over misconduct

The statement reads: “APGA, as a true party for the progressives condemn in its entirety the unconstitutional behaviour of the governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in respect to the appointment of the local government sole administrators”.

“In this regard we stand with those members of the Nasarawa state assembly who opposed to that illegality. Sole administrator is not only illegal and unconstitutional but an aberration in a democracy”.

“Al-Makura should therefore be held responsible for the fracas in the assembly. It is a shame for the governor to say that his decision was to avoid a vacuum which is created by his APC administration for the fear of suffering from a defeat should he conduct a credible local government elections”.

“Al-Makura knows his administration is unpopular and therefore, would rather choose to abuse the very constitution he has sworn to uphold rather than going to the polls. Where is the change”.


- News 24


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