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 By Uthman Siraja

Judiciary has been described as the last hope of the oppressed in the society.

 This was the view of the newly sworn in Chairman of Magama Local Goverment Area of Niger State, Mal. Safiyanu Ibrahim Ibeto.

 The chairman noted that despite the shortcomings of some actors in the judiciary, the average person in the society has no other place to go to seek for redress within the ambit of the law except the judiciary which has the constitutional duty of interpreting the law and resolve all disputes.

Mal. Ibeto, who spoke to Newsline in an exclusive interview, stated that his victory at the pre-election litigation against the rulling All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state could best be described as a victory for democracy and the rule of law.

According to the newly sworn-in chairman, the decision of Governor Abubakar Sani Bello to have complied with the court judgement despite strong opposition from the ruling party, has really proved that he is a complete law abiding governor who believe in the rule of law, stressing the need for other political leaders to emulate his style of leadership.

 He assured that his administration will commence fence mending with any of the agrieved persons within his party to come on board for them to move Magama Local government forward.

Speaking further, Mal. Safiyanu said he will work in harmony with the council’s legislative arm inspite party differences, noting that the overall interest of the local government should supercede any personal interest for the socio-political and economic development of the area. 

He appealed to all stakeholders in the area to join hands with him towards ensuring the speedy development of the local government, he also use the opportunity to call on the security agencies in the area to continue to maintain law and order in ensuring the safety of lives and property of the citizens.

 He called on youths in the area to shun all forms of social vices that would jeopardize their future.