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Ishaku offers rivals jobs in Taraba government

04 January 2016, 09:14Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has urged his rivals to accept his confirmation as governor by the Court of Appeal.

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 victory.

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.

Also read: APC sweeps Zamfara LG council polls

“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 dear state.

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


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