Governor of Taraba State Darius Ishaku yesterday challenged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to point at a single project executed by the federal government in Taraba State since 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The challenge came barely two days after the Taraba State chapter of the APC organised a press briefing in Jalingo, Taraba State capital and accused the governor of lying on the national television that he has touched all the 168 wards of the state in terms of development.
The state chairman, Ibrahim Elsudi, held the briefing at the APC state secretariat.
Reacting to the accusations, the governor challenged the APC members in the state to point at a single project being executed by the party’s leadership at federal level in the state since 2015.
The governor who spoke through his special adviser on political matters Abubakar Bawa accused the leadership of APC in the state of distancing themselves from their wards and the reality on ground across the state.
Ishaku described the members of the APC in the state as Abuja politicians who have lost touch with their localities and are not aware of development in Taraba State.
“They accused the governor of not doing anything in the state education sector, but here are the records, when we came six years ago, in WAEC, we were rated at 34 per cent, from last year to this year, we have been rated at 85 per cent, if there are no good teachers and good schools, can this be achieved?
“How come we found ourselves at that level if the governor was not doing enough in education sector? In terms of health, the governor has upgraded three major hospitals to international level across the three senatorial zones.
“This is a reality that is staring at the people’s faces, in almost every ward, there is health centre that is well equipped, they are busy in Abuja without getting in touch with their people,” he said.
LEADERSHIP reports that the governor recently during the opening ceremony of the North East Governors Forum accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of deliberately not including the Mambila Hydro Electric Project in the 2021 national budget. A project the governors in the region described as one of the major projects that had the capacity of generating thousands of jobs for skilled and unskilled youths of Nigeria.
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