Serving commissioner emerges APC chairman in Zamfara

The Commissioner for Health in Zamfara State, Alhaji Lawali Liman, on Saturday emerged the new chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state.

The Chairman of the party’s Congress Committee, Alhaji Umar Dambo, said Liman emerged as a consensus candidate following agreement reached by party elders and stakeholders in the state.

Liman had served as the Chairman of Kaura-Namoda Local Government Council before he was re-appointed by Governor Abdulaziz Yari as commissioner in the state’s executive council.

He also served as the state Commissioner for Rural and Community Development before he was redeployed to the Ministry of Health.

Civil Servants Can Join Political Parties – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has given another landmark judgment as it ruled that civil servants can be members of political parties of their choice as provided for by the 1999 Constitution.

The Electoral Act 2001, barred civil servants from holding membership of political parties.

The Supreme Court gave the ruling earlier in January 2018 as part of its clarification of the November 8, 2002, judgment in which it nullified most of the guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on registration of new political associations.

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