Women in Taraba state on Tuesday staged a peaceful procession across the streets of Jalingo to protest the ruling of the Election Petition Tribunal which set aside the election of Darius Ishaku as governor of the state.
The tribunal had declared the APC candidate, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, as winner of the gubernatorial election on the grounds that Ishaku was not validly nominated as candidate of the People's Democratic Party ( PDP ).
The women, under the aegis of "Taraba PDP Women" marched through major streets of the state capital singing (Darius mu ke so), meaning 'it's Darius we want" and "All we are saying, give us justice" before converging at the Women Development Centre, where they addressed pressmen. Addressing Journalists on behalf of the women, former Special Adviser to the state governor on Finance and Banking, Hajiya Fatima Hassan said women in the state are not satisfied with the tribunal saying the tribunal left issues before it and delve into pre-election matter.
According to her "We are not satisfied with the judgment of the tribunal. We pray that the Appeal Court would look at the merits of the case. Whoever that is not satisfied with the conduct of the primary election is expected to go to court and that is a pre- election issue", she stated.