Residents of Taraba state have expressed feelings on the type of person they wish to have as the next governor of the state.
According to them, they prayed to God to provide them with a good leader like the former Governor Rev. Jolly Nyame or the late Danbaba Suntai but not another person like Ishaku’s type as the next governor.
The residents made their feelings known while fielding questions from journalists on who they wished to be their next governor irrespective of party affiliations.
But they simply answered that they do not want an Ishaku type, they want another Jolly Nyame or Danbaba Suntai to be the next governor of the state who would restore its lost glory and development.
They decried the current era of infrastructural decay, a situation they described as the abortive 8 years of governor Darius Ishaku in the state, and pray that the next governor should be in touch with the spirit of development to return the state to her former position of greatness.
The residents, Mr. Eric Nashuka Wukari, Jubri Ando, and Festus Agbu particularly lamented the state of the Jolly Nyame stadium Jalingo, Taraba state college of nursing and midwifery Jalingo, Taraba state Specialist Hospital Jalingo, and the Taraba Motel which hitherto were the revenue hubs of the state. They also alleged that the governor had abandoned the institutions to decay without constructing new ones.
“We wish to have another Jolly Nyame or late Danbaba Suntai to be the next governor of Taraba state. We don’t want another Darius Ishaku who would come and kill all the working sectors without establishing any”
“These great institutions are decaying to the last degree but the governor doesn’t mind rescuing them from becoming scrap and the specialist hospital is gradually becoming a disease contracting center due to lack of running costs to the institution since seven years ago.
“No meaningful project has been executed in the state since 2015, and the state debt profile has risen from N117 billion to over 300 billion naira.
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“All the revenue-generating institutions you see in Taraba were established by either, Jolly Nyame or Late. Danbaba Suntai. We have never seen a poor government like the one of Governor Darius Ishaku, he has failed.
“He has had no meaningful project to be pointed at since 2015. He embarked on the construction of 192 km of rural roads since 2015 but up till now, non of the roads has been completed and the only greenhouse that he established has since collapsed,” they alleged.
They, however, expressed hope that “the best thing God would do to us as a people of Taraba state is to ensure that an Ishaku type is not elected again as governor of the state”.
Efforts to get a reaction to the allegations from the Special Adviser to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu failed as he did not respond to an SMS sent to his inbox.