By Kabiru Dogon Daji
All Progress Congress (APC) Kebbi state chapter has threatened to dragged the state government, the legislative arm as well as the state electoral commission to court if by September 15, 2014, elections in to local government councils were not organised.
Addressing a press conference yesterday at the state party headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sani Dododo, said already the tenure of the incumbent chairmen of the 21 councils would expired by September 15, this year, and elections into the vacant offices supposed to hold on same date.
He said: “We are aware that the council chairmen had dragged the state assembly to court to challenge the move for their dissolution, they want to their to be elongated for a year which means instead of the two years they were voted for, they would now be allowed to remained for three years.”
He explained further that what the chairmen felt to understand was that the legislatures had since pencil their tenure to two years and there would be no going back and that any attempt to contradict the ruling
“APC will be left with no option than to go to court for redress.”
Dododo disclosed that APC had already screened it candidates for the elective positions i.e. chairmen and councillors of the 21 local government councils.
In a related development, the Imo state Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, had pledged to assist with N1 million monthly for the Kebbi state chapter of the party as maintenance allowance.
Delivering the N1 million cheque for the month of August to the state party chairman, Barrister Attahiru Maccido, the representative of the governor, Hon. Julius Kanayo Onyeneho, said the gesture was to ensure that the party was united nationwide.