By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Chairman APC Akida, (True APC) in Kaduna State, Mr. Mataimaki Tom Maiyashi, has said that the initial scrapping of Districts and Village Heads by the Kaduna state government has the potential of generating crises.
According to Maiyashi, if government does not obey the court order restraining it from taking further action on the traditional institution, it will be a bad omen for their image.
The APC chieftain stated this in his office in Kaduna while reacting to the Kafanchan Court ruling which restrained Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai from sacking the Districts and Village Heads in the state.
The Kaduna State Government had implemented a recommendation of a committee that 4,766 Districts and village heads should be dropped.
The state government also said that it will only recognised 77 Districts and 1,429 village that existed in the state before 2001.
“The court injunction has restrained our fears and apprehension on the Governor’s policy. From fillers, this think has a lot of interests and resentment on what the government has done.”
“To have sacked over 4,000 District/Village Heads in the State is disheartening. The process in which the government took to bring about this policy, we knew there is going to be disenchantment, and our fears is that this think should not degenerate to a level whereby it could create chaos and anarchy in the State,” Maiyashi said.
“The proper thing that should be done has now been done. Those that are aggrieved with this policy can go to court which is the most civilised thing to do which has now given room for government to have a second look on what it has done and maybe, modify its ways or do something else,” he added.
The APC Chieftain urged the public to give the Kaduna State governor the benefit of the doubt to conduct himself in a more responsible manner and be a model of obedient to what the law of the land said.
“If government does not respect court order, it is invariably saying that any other person can take the law into his hands, and that will be a very dangerous precedence for the government.”
“So, government should obey the court orders for the interest of the people, her image and integrity.”
“We commend this process that has been taken, and we are appealing to the entire citizens of Kaduna State to take this thing calmly because it has the potential of degenerating into crises.”
“We also want to called on the traditional rulers to calm their people so as to ensure that peace prevail and let justice take its course to a logical conclusion,” Maiyashi said adding that with the court injunction restraining the government from sacking the District/Village Heads, they will now continue their normal official duties, while the court proceedings will continue until further court ruling.’’