The Acting Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Gombe state chapter, Malam, Muhammed Sani Adamu, has urged the National Assembly to scrap the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) in order to save democracy.
Sani Adamu made the call in an interview with journalists in Gombe.
“Is a matter of urgency for National Assembly to amend the law that established State’s Independent electoral Commissions in the country.
“Because the way state governors handle the local government elections is a threat to democracy.
“They conduct local government elections for their selfish interests, a political party will conduct primaries and produce a flag bearer, then a governor sitting in his house will call his loyalist, ask him to contest for councillorship or chairman of a local government, against the will of the party,” he said .
The Acting Chairman also called on the government of the state to remember to put in the interest of the people of the state first “because the governor is not there to serve only his interest.
“Association of all registered political parties are calling on people and the government to be careful considering what is happening. If you are leading people, you will not be doing only what pleases your mind, you have to consider the electorate that you are working for.
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According to him, local government chairmen and councilors are closer to people than the governor, adding that “if the local government elections are not corrected, the problem will continue and we are not praying for that.”