Abuja - Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku,
has urged his rivals to accept his confirmation as governor by the Court of
He appealed to them to complement efforts aimed at
developing the state.
Ishaku made these remarks in Jalingo while addressing
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) loyalists who congratulated him over the
The governor also promised to appoint members of the
rival All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state into political positions.
According to him, there are “many jobs” in his government
that can go round the APC members.
He noted that the series of litigations that followed the
April 2015, governorship election had slowed down the pace of development of
the state “by 30 per cent.”
APC contested the outcome that saw Ishau polling 369 318
votes to beat his closest opponent Aisha Alhassan, who polled 275 984 votes.
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“I am calling on all APC members to accept this judgment
and come so that we can work together for the socio-economic development of our
Sincerely speaking, I have so many jobs to share with
them. Let them come. My mandate is for four years but we have spent many months
in the court. These litigations are not helping the state,” Ishaku said.
The governor said his immediate focus after the victory
was to consolidate his effort of bringing peace and development to the state.
“I deliberately informed our supporters to celebrate our
victory in confinement as against wild jubilation that could trigger violence.
I am glad to hear from the security chiefs here that not a single person was
hurt before and after the delivery of the verdict,” he said.
The court had of Appeal recently upheld the election of
Ishaku and set aside the Elections Petitions Tribunal declaration of Alhassan
of APC as the governor.
Alhassan is contesting the recent ruling.
- CAJ News