The social media was on Friday November 29, 2019 inundated with reactions to a certain unsigned fake news story containing essentially rumours of a purported impeachment plot against principal officers of the Taraba State House of Assembly including the Speaker, Abel Peter Diah.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Abu.
The said article made spurious claims to the effect that Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku was the sponsor of that so-called impeachment plot and that he had committed N200 million public funds to it.
Nothing can be more untrue.
Mr. Abu said that this is yet another wicked and malicious attempt to cause confusion and conflict in the relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government in Taraba State on the one hand and Governor Ishaku and Peter Diah, his political god-son, on the other.
Both men have had several years of fruitful personal and official relationships nurtured by mutual trust, cooperation and collaboration.
Mr. Abu said that the Governor will never sponsor and did not sponsor the so-called impeachment move, if indeed there was any such move by the Honourable members, let alone fund it with such a staggering amount of money from the public purse.
He stated clearly that the allegations are ridiculous, absolutely false and malicious. It is certainly for these reasons that the author of the article failed to sign it.
Governor Ishaku wants the general public to ignore this article and the lies contained in it.
Governor Ishaku is an apostle of peace and will not do anything that will rock the existing level of trust and understanding between him and members of the state House of Assembly.