Again, mischief makers are back at their game. They have laboured within the past few hours to bend a statement made by Gov. Darius Dickson Ishaku during an interview with journalists yesterday in Jalingo after the flag off of the new farming season to suit their evil campaign.
The story as reported in the papers is being quoted out of context by an online evil campaigner and his internet boys just to cause disaffection between Gov. Ishaku and the people of the state. I’m sure the people of Taraba State know and haven’t forgotten why this guy is bitter and pouring out unnecessary venom at Gov. Ishaku.
What Gov Ishaku told the press during that interview is that Governors in Nigeria, including himself, have no constitutional powers to deploy security agencies to deal decisively with the security challenges currently facing the country.
He even went a step further to say that he could stop all the crises in Taraba State within a short period of time if he had control over the security agencies in the state. This was to further buttress his well known position on the need for a state police.
The interpretation of Gov. Ishaku’s observations on the constitutional limitations of state governors on the security challenges as an admission that he cannot protect Tarabans is wrong and mischievous.
I wish to urge the public to disregard this wicked and mischievous campaign and its sponsors.
Governor Ishaku is very passionate about peace in Taraba State. ‘Give me peace and I will give you development’ remains the slogan that has guided his peace campaign.
The state would have been on fire today but for the success of this campaign despite the constitutional limitations of the office of the state governor.
Bala Dan Abu
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.