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Al-Makura Stops Appointments By Council Chairmen



Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State, has stopped Doma local government area chairman, Rabo Sani, from going ahead with the appointment of his aides and tasked him to consult widely.
The governor has also in a recent meeting with the 13 council chairmen in the state, directed them to consult the party and stakeholders before appointing their secretaries, advisers and supervisory councillors.
Our correspondent gathered that the governor’s directive was as a result of the tension generated by the recent lopsided appointment made by Doma LG chairman, Rabo Sani.

It was learnt that the appointment of 40 aides by the chairman, has generated serious tension and hot arguments between the chairman and APC stakeholders in the area.
APC stakeholders accused the chairman for appointing his son as PA, sister as SA, as well as In-Law and cronies as political appointees of the council.
It will be recalled that the chairman, along other 12 council chairmen in the state were sworn in May 28th, barely one month ago.
A reliable source told our Correspondent that due to this development, members of the ruling APC in Doma, vowed to cause confusion because the council boss, has flaunted the agreement reached to appoint other chairmanship aspirants that were forced to step down for him during the last local government congresses that brought him on board.
An APC chieftain from the area who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the agreement was such that only a portfolio will be given to the chairman’s electoral ward.

“This development indicated that only Angwan Kasa, worked for the success of Hon. Rabo Sani, whose primary election did not hold at all.”
“The election or selection of Rabo Sani, is the worst process as far as politics is concerned in the history of Nasarawa State.” he said.
As it is at the moment, the position of the council boss, has led to a serious crack in Doma wing of the ruling APC, because the party and major stakeholders are angry. Some bigwigs of the party and appointees of the governor, such as the the commissioner of Commerce, Cooperative and Industry, Abdullahi Tanko Zubairu, Yusuf Musa, the general manager of Nasarawa Broadcasting Service, the former head of service, Thomas Ogiri, former commissioner, Rural and Community Development, Mustapha Yahaya Idris and others, are hell bent for the reverse of the appointments which they said was lopsided.