• Tuesday, May 28, 2024
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Why APC is taking over government in Taraba, by state chairman


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba has described governance in the state as non-existent, vowing to take over government in 2015 to halt the drift.

Hassan Jika Ardo, Taraba State chairman of APC, told our correspondent that the state had been without true leadership and direction for close to two years.

Describing the administration in the state as zero, Ardo said: “You cannot have a democratically elected government in a state, yet you don’t have a functional governor administering the state. You can see the issue of impunity we are talking about. We have an ailing governor; we also have an acting governor. It is almost two years now, nothing is being done. The entire state is in disarray. We don’t even look at it as if there’s a government in Taraba State; everybody is complaining.

“We hear them in the media calling themselves cabals. This one will call the other group cabal; the other group will call the other one cabal. We now ask, in which of the groups is the cabal? But one thing is sure; we are taking over government in Taraba State. The future of Taraba lies in the hands of APC and we are forming the government by the grace of God.” The APC boss insisted that the acting governor in the state has offered nothing and has nothing to offer.

“The APC has nothing to offer to Taraba State and ever since the PDP took over power, they have done nothing other than fighting themselves. The acting governor is fighting to cling onto power and the group on the ailing governor’s side is fighting to remain in power,” he said.

It would be recalled that Taraba State has been under the watch of Garba Umar, acting governor, since October 2012 when Danbaba Danfulani Suntai had an accident with his aircraft.

Following the development that has since rendered Suntai incapacitated, various groups have cashed in on the situation to advance their interests reminiscent of what transpired when the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was battling with the illness that claimed his life.

Recently, the acting governor had raised the alarm that the shadow of the governor was hampering development and real governance in the state, hence the need for a panel to determine Suntai’s health status in relation to his ability to return to his duty post.