By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
The Local Government Elections recently conducted in Niger State would engender participatory governance and revive the belief in the electoral process at the third tier of Government.
A statement issed by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane enjoined the people of the State to always show interest in governance especially at Local Government level with a view to ensuring that their interest is well protected.
According to Ahmed Matane “only through such process that the country can make meaningful progress and deepen it’s democratic values”.
According to the statement signed by the Information Officer SSG’s Office, Lawal Tanko, he urged the electorates to always come out en masse and vote for credible candidates, stressing that Government will continue to provided adequate security measures in place in order to ensure voters cast their votes in a peaceful atmosphere and forestall any breakdown of law and order.
The SSG pointed out that democracy can only thrive in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, hence the need to eschew thuggery and other forms of violence for the survival of our democracy.
Ahmed Matane stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) strongly believes in strengthening democracy, adding that the peaceful conduct of the Local Government elections would go a long way to develop the political process.
The SSG commended the people of Mashegu Local Government Area for the peaceful and orderly manner the elections were conducted and enjoined them to sustain the spirit.
He called on the Chairman-elect and Councillors in the area to remain committed to the principles and ideasl of the party which is good governance, transparency, tolerance and accountability.