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‘Taraba People Will Reward Gov Ishaku In March’



The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Abel Peter Diah has said  that the forthcoming governorship election in March would be an opportunity for Tarabans to reward Governor Darius Ishaku over his  numerous people-oriented projects that he has executed in the past three and a half years as governor of the state.

Diah, who stated this yesterday in Sardauna LGA of the state during a consultative meeting Governor Ishaku held with critical party stakeholders from all the electoral wards in the state explained that the Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in all the three Senatorial zones of the State have resolved to support Governor Ishaku to ensure his re-election in the March 2019 governorship election.

He noted that Governor Ishaku since assumption of office in 2015 had run a highly productive administration in his first tenure, adding that he deserved to be returned for another second term of four years.

He urged the people of the state to come out enmasse  to vote for Ishaku and all the PDP candidates in the 2019 elections, including Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate.

He warned that Tarabans would resist any attempt to introduce religion and ethnicity as factors in the election, noting that this would not help the state.

Speaking during the meeting, Taraba State governor, Arc Darius Ishaku said his administration has laid a solid foundation for the development of the state, stressing that he needs  a second term to build on that solid foundation for the people.

According to him, provision of water in over 250 communities, renovation and re-equipment of three major hospitals, the completion of the Jalingo Airport project, empowerment of over 2,000 women and youths, employment of 3,000 teachers, regular payment of salaries, revival of six moribund companies, establishment of Green House project, the building of rural and urban roads and the high quality of education resulting 75.3 per cent performance in WAEC were some of the  areas his administration had credibly performed.

He called on the National Electoral Commission, INEC, to ensure that the 2019 elections in Taraba State are free and fair.

He urged the electoral umpire to resist any pressure to be used to rig the votes in favour of the ruling party.