The Taraba State chairman of the All Progressives Congress,APC, again displayed unpardonable ignorance during his recent news conference in Jalingo where he made frivolous allegations against the person of Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku and his administration.
The issues raised by the APC chairman at that forum were generally a rehash of the same old and familiar false allegations which the APC in Taraba State has always used in its quest for public sympathy in the aftermath of their woeful loss of the 2019 election in the state.
My immediate reaction to Elsudi’s present tantrums was to ignore him but doing so may suggest, to those not familiar with the antics of APC leaders in Taraba, that he could be saying something reasonable.
Only the blind and the deaf will claim, as Mr. Elsudi did at the press conference that Gov Ishaku’s administration has achieved nothing in four years.
I’m not surprised that public reactions to his tissues of lies have been effusive and furious, with most people asking if he lives outside the state.
Many have demanded that Elsudi to tell them who dramatically reversed the water scarcity in Taraba State with the sinking of 300 boreholes in 300 communities.
They would also want Elsudi to tell them who established the Green House in Jalingo which is today rated as the best in Nigeria. Whose administration empowered over 4000 women and youths in Taraba and employed 3000 teachers?
If Elsudi wants to be taken seriously he should answer these questions publicly.
He should tell Tarabans who revived seven moribund companies in the state and re-positioned the education sector which is today the pride of all Tarabans with the outstanding performances of our students in WAEC.
Tarabans are also demanding that Elsudi tells them who completed the Jalingo Airport project and introduced daily flights to the airport from Abuja.
Let him also tell them who constructed the network of roads in Magami and several others in Jalingo.
What about the 6.5kilomtre Taken Katsina Ala road, among numerous others?
Again, what about the three general hospitals reconstructed and rr-equipped in the three senatorial zones.
There are much that Elsudi and his gang are pretending not to have noticed. They are free to close their eyes on every good thing that the Ishaku administration has achieved but the administration will neither be deterred or discouraged by their decision to feign ignorance and market falsehood about its innumerable achievements.
In today’s Taraba State under the leadership of Gov. Ishaku, it is a work in progress. Many projects are on-going.
These include the Mararaba-Baissa and Sokundi roads whose construction Elsudi claimed has not started yet. They will be completed during the lifespan of this administration.
All other allegations of misappropriation of funds that Elsudi threw at Ishaku during his press conference cannot stick because they contain no iota truth.
Gov. Ishaku is a man of integrity. He has run a transparent administration and has earned the reputation of the best manager of resources compared with all other past governors of the state.
Elsudi and his gang of noise makers are free to continue their noise making but they should be assured that Gov Ishaku will not be distracted from his mission of rescuing the state.
He remains focused and by the end of his second tenure Tarabans will be happy that Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku came their way.
Bala Dan Abu
SSA to the Governor on Media and Publicity