“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” Vaibhav Shah. This is true for Taraba top government officials who not only delivered their polling units, but also delivered their wards and local governments. The Government Officials and the Chairmanship election results are stated below.
Governor: The Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku is from Takum Local Government Area. Takum has 11 wards. The final result for Takum is PDP- 81,051, APC- 1,859.
Deputy Governor: The Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu is from Gassol local government having 12 wards. The final result for Gassol is PDP- 104,279, APC- 11,279.
Speaker: The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly is Rt. Hon. Abel Peter Diah from Sardauna Local Government having 11 wards. The final result for Sardauna is APC is 19098 while PDP was 41,325.
PDP National Vice Chairman (Chairman North East Zone): The PDP Vice Chairman for North East is Amb. Emmanuel Njiwah who is from Sardauna Local government, having 11 wards. The final result for Sardauna is APC is 19098 while PDP was 41,325.
PDP Chairman: The PDP Chairman, Hon. Victor Bala Kona is from Ardo Kola Local government which has 10 wards. The final result for Ardo Kola is: PDP-18,234, APC- 6,590.
Secretary to the State Government: The Secretary to the State government is Hon. Anthony Jellason from Zing having 10 wards. The final result for Zing Local Government is PDP- 33,915, APC – 8,956.
Chief of Staff, Government House: The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Rebo Usman is from Donga LGA having 10 wards. The final result for Donga Local Government is PDP- 64,971, APC- 11,758.
The above results show that these leaders have been making private sacrifices to deliver the dividends of democracy to their people. It is also a good example for other political office holders to pick a leaf from, knowing that, success does not come easily, but one has to work hard to achieve such landslide victories.