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Gov. Ishaku Wins Taraba South Senatorial Zone Ticket for the 2023 Elections

Gov. Ishaku Wins Taraba South Senatorial Zone Ticket for the 2023 Elections

Gov. Ishaku holding his Senatorial Provisional Clearance Certificate

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State on Monday emerged as the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, senatorial candidate for the Taraba South Senatorial Zone for the 2023 election.

Governor Ishaku who was the party’s sole candidate for the zone won all the 154 out of a total of 158 votes cast. Four invalid votes were recorded.

The elections which were held in the Township Stadium in Wukari, the traditional headquarters of the JUKUN race was supervised by officials of the Independent National Electorate Commission, INEC.

Speaking soon after his declaration as winner, Ishaku praised the peaceful conduct of the PDP primaries for various elective positions held throughout the state and noted that with what has happened, the party had emerged stronger from the exercise and would continue its dominance in Taraba State politics.

He promised to provide purposeful leadership for Taraba South Senatorial Zone and to ensure that people’s lives are touched positively.

The elections were witnessed by prominent political leaders from the zone and the entire state.

Leaders of the party in the zone had decided that Ishaku run as the sole candidate for the zone in recognition of his impressive and impactful performance as Governor.

– By Bala Dan Abu
Special Adviser to the Governor (Media and Publicity)

Wike Promised to Tackle Security Challenges Bedeviling Nigerians if Elected

Wike Promised to Tackle Security Challenges Bedeviling Nigerians if Elected

Gov. Ishaku alongside his visiting governor friend, Gov. Wike of Rivers State during his visit to Taraba State.

Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers state, has promised to nip on bud the security challenges presently bedeviling the country if given the mandate to pilot the Affairs of the Nigerian nation come next political dispensation.

 

He made the promise on Thursday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba state, while in the state to solicit for the support of delegates and the party’s stalwarts ahead the forthcoming presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP).

Wike, as noticed by our political correspondent, is among the numerous presidential aspirants presently seeking to hoist high the PDP banner in the next general election.

Optimistic of emerging the number one citizen of the country if given the PDP presidential ticket, he urged the delegates to endeavour to vote a credible candidate that has the capacity of addressing the nation’s present security predicaments.

Believing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of President Mohammedu Buhari, has failed the country, he said “if I were President Mohammdu Buhari, I would have resigned from office.

According to him ” any government that cannot protect the lives and properties of its citizens, has no business in government”.

Wondering why the incumbent administration of President Buhari, has not deemed it fit to take the issue of security serious, he opined that “there is no part of Nigeria that is secure today even Katsina” adding that “the President’s state is one of the worst affected”.

Further arguing that “any government that cannot protect the lives and properties of its citizens does not deserve to be in power” he said ” if I am President Buhari, I would have come out to tell Nigerians that I have tried my best, but my best is not good enough therefore I am resigning”.

He was observed to have as well thrown his weight to that of governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, who has being at the forefront clamoring for state police.

According to him “state Police is imperative to tackling insecurity. It is very key” adding that “It is only those who understand the terrain of a place that can effectively police the area. Besides it will bring job opportunities to our teeming youths”.

Also on his part, Ishaku, who was being an advocate of state polic, affirmed that the creation of state police is long over due and must be done for the country to be secure.

Wondering why the National Assembly did not deemed it fit to include the creation of state Police in the constitutional amendment process currently ongoing , he urged them to as a matter of urgency do the needful.

He also admonished delegates of the party to effectively make use of their votes by ensuring the emergence of candidates that have all it takes to catapult the country and the state to the height.

By Our Political Correspondent.

 

“I Accept Your Call to Run For Senate”; Ishaku Tells Southern Taraba Group

“I Accept Your Call to Run For Senate”; Ishaku Tells Southern Taraba Group

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku standing alongside the State PDP Chairman, Col. Kefas Agbu (rtd) and others during their visit to call on the governor to contest the seat of senate in southern zone.

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku standing alongside the State PDP Chairman, Col. Kefas Agbu (rtd) and others during their visit to call on the governor to contest the seat of senate in southern zone.

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has accepted the call on him by the Southern Taraba Women and Youth Coalition, (STWYC) to run for the Senate in the 2023 general elections.

The governor who spoke while receiving a mammoth crowd of the group at the state’s executive council chambers, government house Jalingo said he was humbled by the decision of the group as it shows how appreciative they were on his efforts in developing the state.

According to him, after his first foray into politics in 1999 was foiled by some self-serving politicians who rigged him of that year’s senatorial primaries, he decided to return to practice his profession, while bidding farewell to politics.

He said that little did he knew that God had something different for him in the offing, when to his astonishment, he was nominated as a Minister of the Federal Republic and from there he became governor.

“As a son of divinity, I rely on God for directions in my life. When I went to contest for senate and was rigged out, I choose to stay away from politics, but God has his own plans.

“I became Minister when I lest expected and it was God that made me governor, I never planned for it,” he said.

“So you can see that again today. The little effort that we have been putting in developing our state, you people are showing tremendous appreciation and I believe it is the same reason why you’re asking me to continue to provide leadership by contesting for senate”.

He maintained that he will not disappoint the people of Southern Taraba as well as the entire state in remaining period of his administration as he was poised to continue to provide the desired leadership to move the state forward.

“On these premise, therefore, I have accepted your clarion call to run for senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023, God’s willing, he declared.

Earlier, the state’s Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), Lt. Col. Agbu Kefas (rtd), told the Governor that he had call from the group last week that they were in Jalingo with a message for his Excellency and that they were not ready to leave town until he linked them with the governor.

Leader of the coalition and member representing Ibi in the state’s House of assembly, Hon. Lawan Mohammed, who presented the clarion call told the Governor that it was payback time from the people following the development strides of the governor in the State.

According to him, there was no better way of saying thank you to the wonderful work the governor did in the state apart from rewarding him with the ticket to the Senate.

Gov. Ishaku Appoints Chairmen of Commissions, Others

Gov. Ishaku Appoints Chairmen of Commissions, Others

His Excellency, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved the appointment of Obadiah Ando as Chairman of Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

A Statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Iliya Bekyu Akweh says members of the Commission are Mohammed Malami Isah Northern Zone, Iliya Agabi Southern Zone and Kaura Manasseh Ade Central Zone.

Governor Darius Ishaku has also approved the appointments of Chindo Isah as Commissioner Taraba State Independent Electoral Commission TSIEC to replace Mohammed Bade, Regular Manga, Samuel Luka as permanent member House of Assembly Service Commission.

Other Members of Governing Boards approved by Governor Darius Ishaku are Post Primary Schools Management Board which has Solomon Dominic Nzinang as Chairman, Mark Samari Zing, Salihu Gidado Yakubu Yorro, Hayatu Audu Gashaka, Musa Daniel Donga and Gani Agbuban Takum.

The Statement adds that Shata Mohammed Jen is the Governing Board Chairman of College of Agriculture Jalingo.

Other Members are Richard Tenke,Abubakar Sani Mafindi,Solomon Maiyaki Ndaforo,Aishatu Audi and Surveyor Sabo Usman.

In a related development Governor Darius Ishaku has approved the appointments of additional Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants in the State.

The Special Advisers are Zakari Kamai, Rapheal Mallum, Idi Marley Danfulani, Emi Bila, Virginia Baba Bambur, Sani Marke, Napoleon Adamu, Augustine Joshua Gomu, Simon Loh, Yahaya Mohammed, Reverend Luka Jauro Dogo, Hajara Emmanuel Pajo and Habu Dalla.

Others are Umar Yusuf Alluran Gari, David Usman Enoch, Christopher Kashomba, Bashir Bakari, Denis Mazang, Polycarp Sama, Iliya Wewe, Umaru Yusuf and Reverend John Simon Jatutu.

Senior Special Assistants are Salisu Adamu, Sani Umar Juku, Mutanzir Habibu Liman, Danladi Habibu, Zubairu Mohammed Ubandoma, Jamil Mohammed Auwal, Abdulmumini Umar, Moses Ade, Mohammed Ibrahim Dinga, Ahmed Ibrahim, Aliyuda Yakubu Balutu, Bobbo Bendu, Daniel Yusuf, Ishaya Garba, Balanko Gediel, Mustapha Yusuf Gangwari and Yusuf Hammanjoda.

It adds Aliyu Audu, Mohammad Chindo, Yunusa Sarki, Emmanuel Yusuf, Josiah Jonathan, Ibrahim Umar, Adamu Jauro Jalo, Maryam Pius, Hamamatu Abdulmumini, Hammanjulde Samari Gayam, Urbanus Garkuwa, Victoria Innocent, Yakubu Mutari, Emmanuel Black Serti, Babaji Samari, Dogo Usman, John Lawan Watin, Asicus Kovoroba, Bobzom Bello and Umaru Lezuya Gana.

Others are Gamuga Eli Gbana, Silas Inusa Jibu, Tanimu Andokari, Rebecca John, Danladi Mazang, David Moses Balkon, John Ben Kwapsoni, Emily Jediel Zubairu, Cosmas Zorai, Aminu Sani, Thadeus Sani, Usman Bobbo, Audu Marafa Mafindi, Sonji Pascalis, Titus Elisha, Kamai John Paul, Hassan Umar Kona, Hajia Kano Aishatu and Shatu Shuiabu.

Special Assistants include Dominic Adamu, Danladi Bello Bakari, Waziri Husseini, Mohammed Julde, Shetima Mamman Ali, Cephas Zakka, Mustapha Musa, Mahmud Audu, Shuaibu Baba, Dahiru Tonga, Kefas Adata and Umar Ahmad Nyam.

The statement maintains that all appointments take effect from February eight, twenty twenty one.

Taraba Needs Peace; S.A Political to the Governor Chides APC Chieftain

Taraba Needs Peace; S.A Political to the Governor Chides APC Chieftain

Alh. Abubakar Bawa

Alh. Abubakar Bawa; SA Political to the Executive Governor of Taraba State.

Reacting to audio allegations against the Executive of Taraba state, Arch Darius Dickson Ishaku, Alh. Abubakar Bawa, the SA political to Governor Darius, reaffirmed that the Governor was elected by the citizens of Taraba state.

He countered accusations made against the Governor by an opposition party Chieftain in the state, who alleged among others that, Governor Ishaku has done nothing good in the state. Earlier in his Christmas message, Alh. Ardo Jika, a former Ambassador of Nigeria to Trinidad and Tobago, accused the Executive Governor of Taraba state and his government.

In a swift reaction, Alh. Abubakar Bawa, the SA Political to the Governor of Taraba, said, the APC Chieftain is not a member of the state House of Assembly and has not been in the state for a while now. The Governor don’t need to seek permission from him before he travels for any function.

Alh. Bawa further stressed that, on the issue of Covid-19 palliatives, Alh. Jika knows nothing about the palliatives in Taraba state.

“The Covid-19 committee set up in the state when the Federal government brought covid-19 palliatives involved; All Progressive Congress political party (APC), the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), representatives of conference of political parties, security agencies and civil society groups. The committee which was headed by the Deputy Governor of the state ensured that, all the palliative items were distributed evenly before the unfortunate #EndSARS looting.” He said.

Alh. Bawa added that, those items looted during the #EndSARS protest were Taraba state government items, which the former Ambassador is not aware. He urged the party Chieftain to be sure of his source before using whatever information available to him.

Alh. Bawa went ahead to correct the wrong impression about sourcing of loan in the state. He observed that, it is routine in the country for the government to collect loan. He queried the understanding of the party Chieftain whether the Federal government was wrong to collect loan or is there any government that is above sourcing of loan?

According to the Governor’s aid, the people of Taraba state made their choice by voting Arch. Darius as their Governor and are working with his government.

On the ongoing dual lane road construction and flyover in Jalingo, the Governor’s aid said that, the APC Chieftain just returned from abroad, however, he will not understand what is going on in the state. He called on the Chieftain to allow the people to bear their minds regarding the project.

Alh Bawa further said, the state government is doing well as there is no any questions regarding the administration of the day in the state. In a more objective way, he said, the party Chieftain should not double into what he has not idea about and stop making efforts to incite the peaceful citizens of the state.

He called on the APC Chieftain to contest for the seat of the Governor, if he is not satisfied with the administration of the Governor.

Recalled that, a group of Concern Citizens of Taraba earlier reacted to the audio allegations of the Chieftain, the group called on the security agencies at all levels to put the party Chieftain on their watch list. The group said, his utterances are inciting trailing on religious, ethnic and communal lines.

Gov. Ishaku Congratulates Godwin Obaseki On His Victory at the Polls

Gov. Ishaku Congratulates Godwin Obaseki On His Victory at the Polls

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has congratulated Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on his victory in the September 19, Governorship election in the state.

Governor Ishaku described the victory as an acknowledgement of the good job the governor had rendered to the people of the state in his first tenure.

Governor Ishaku also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, for providing the level playing field that led to the credible results delivered in the election.

He commended the entire Edo people for demonstrating a lot of maturity by their peaceful conduct during and after the elections and by so doing disappointing those who had predicted that Edo State would be engulfed by crisis during the exercise.

Bala Dan Abu,
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity).