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Taraba State Government has challenged the All Progressive Congress, APC Taraba to be sincere and factual in its criticism of the PDP led Government in the State.


The challenge was made by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, Mr. Sylvanus Yakubu Giwa today in his office in Government House Jalingo, while making clarifications on issues raised in its eleven point communique in a recent meeting which was marred by  unbalanced criticism.

Sylvanus Giwa maintained that no civil servant is being victimised in the state and challenged the APC state chairman to mention any civil servant that was victimised based on party affiliation and equally pointed out that there is no law in the country that allows a civil servant to be a member of any political party or to be sympathetic to a political party.

The Governor’s spokesman said, the Darius Dickson Ishaku’s led administration has been liberal and all encompassing since inception, stressing that the divisive tendencies being used by the APC to create a divide between religion and ethnicity has failed woefully and asserted that no amount of divisive sentiments as being championed by the APC will draw the administration back because it is focused and resolute.

Speaking on the ongoing restriction as purported by the APC, Sylvanus reiterated the present administration’s determination to protect and preserve life as well as secure all property of Taraba indigenes and averred that no amount of propaganda by the APC would deter the present administration in the state from fishing out faceless groups that are bent on causing hardship to innocent people of the state.

The SSA Media to Governor Ishaku maintained that the present administration will not relent in its systematic scrutiny that is ongoing in the state to ascertain the genuineness of people that would want to live in Taraba state and to safeguard the people of the state from attacks which is becoming prevalent in some communities in the state.

Sylvanus Giwa however commended the leadership of APC for calling on the Federal Government to immediately commence work at the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Station at Gembu maintaining that such call is for the collective benefit of the people of the state devoid of any form of party colouration.

He further said the position taken by the APC to impress on the Federal Government to initiate road construction to link all communities in the state shows that the APC is in tandem with Governor Ishaku’s vision to fast track socioeconomic development of the state.