Council chairmen in Jigawa, elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday in Dutse denied defecting to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Alhaji Khalid Ibrahim, State Chairman of Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), who spoke in an interview, said the rumour of defection was unfounded.
Ibrahim explained that the meeting between the chairmen and Gov. Muhammad Badaru, was a usual meeting, aimed at moving the state forward.
He said in spite of the fact that they are PDP members, there had been cordial relationship between them and the incumbent APC governor.
Ibrahim who is also the Chairman of Birninkudu Local Government described Badaru as a man of integrity that believes in the rule of law.
“Our governor has respect for the rule of law, because immediately he was sworn in, he promised not to dissolve the elected council chairmen.
“ He is still maintaining that in spite of external pressure and forces to dissolve the councils.
“We the council chairmen in spite of political party differences, had resolved to continue to support and cooperate with the governor to succeed in the governance of the state,” he said.