Immediate past Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to sanction state governors who failed to conduct local government elections at the appropriate time.
He gave the advice in an interview with journalists in Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital on Friday.
Mr. Ndoma-Egba, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on whose platform he was elected into the Senate three times, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, said the failure of any governor to conduct council polls when due, was a constitutional breach that should attract appropriate sanctions.
He, therefore, urged the president to muster the needed political will to sanction any state government that violated the law regarding local government elections.
“There are consequences for breaching the constitutional requirements to have a democratically elected local government system in place.
“For instance, the Federal Government should withhold your funds, until you have a democratically elected system in place. And I am sure the APC will consider all of such option.
“It is not business as usual for us not to have a democratically elected local government in place. President Buhari should insist that the provision of the constitution be upheld.”
Ndoma-Egba is in Calabar for the Feb. 13 rally by the APC to formally welcome new members in Cross River into its fold.
The former senator said those who now identify with the APC represented a “massive movement to the fold of the progressives”.
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