Governor Abubakar Sani Bello
Through words and clear actions Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has always emphasized the importance of respect for the Judiciary.
This is why it came as no surprise to those who know His Excellency when he deflated the expectations of some of his party members and swore-in Mallam Safiyanu Yahaya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the Chairman of Magama Local Government Council.
This was in obedience to Minna High Court 5 ruling which quashed the election of Salihu Ubandoma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the elected Chairman of Magama local government in the November 30, 2019 local government election on the grounds of pre-election offenses and declared Safiyanu Yahaya winner.
Not a few members of the rolling APC in the state as well as the main opposition party, the PDP, had expected that the Governor will behave like his predecessors .
In the History of Niger State and indeed Nigeria, Gov Sani Bello will undoubtedly be acknowledged as a respecter of due process:as defender of the principles of democracy and as an upholder of judicial pronouncements.
As far as this government lasts, Nigerlites will go to court in sure confidence that they will always get justice even if the rulings cannot be reconciled with the interest of the government, the Governor or his party, the APC.