Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says contrary to reports circulating on social media, his administration has no plan to dissolve the 13 elected local government chairmen.
The governor stated this on Monday while receiving the council chairmen at the Government House.
Sule who dismissed the report said that as a law-abiding citizen, he will not be found wanting by breaching the law.
“I saw a report that this administration was going to dissolve the local and institute new chairmen. The way you saw it was the way I saw it.
“I never heard of it, I never even thought of anything like that. It has never crossed my mind, nobody ever advised us on anything in that line. And I never dreamt of it and if the deputy governor dreamt of it, he never told me,” he said.
While calling on the council chairmen to ignore the claims, Sule assured them that his administration will not short-change the mandate given to them by the people.
Speaking further he said: “You are working with us as a team in order for us to work towards developing this state and taking this state to the next level. If the law said you are taking ten years, A. A Sule will allow you to spend your ten years.”
He, however, appealed to members and supporters of opposing political parties to avoid acts capable of breaching the existing peace in the state.
The governor warned that for the state to develop, the citizens must learn to accept outcomes of judgments from ongoing cases at the various election petition tribunal without recourse to acts that are inimical to peace.
Governor Sule’s remarks come days after the governor returned to the state after attending the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York as part of the delegation who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to the event.