Politics Taraba Gov., Ishaku Vows To Appeal Tribunal Verdict

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba has promised to appeal the verdict of the Elections Petitions Tribunal which nullified his election as governor.

The tribunal on Saturday in Abuja quashed the victory of Ishaku of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) and declared Sen. Aisha Alhassan of All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the 2015 governorship election.

Ishaku, who told a news conference in Jalingo on Saturday that he would appeal the verdict, added that he believed that the Court of Appeal would reverse the judgment and give him back his victory.


Meanwhile, the verdict was greeted with mixed reactions as Alhassan’s supporters in Unguwangadi, Magami, Kasuwan-Yelwa, Sabon-Gari and Nyamu Sala areas celebrated, while others criticise it.

The PDP Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Napoleon Adamu, told newsmen that people in the state should accept the verdict and cooperate with the winner.

However, Mr Hariman Bovoa, the National President of Mambilla Youth Progressive Association, criticised the verdict, saying it was biased.

Also, Mr Gibeon Kataps, former Secretary to the Taraba Government, said Ishaku remained the governor, until the determination of the case at the Court of Appeal.

The police command in the state had, therefore, warned that it would deal decisively with anyone who foment trouble in any part of the state.

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