- He travels without transmitting power to deputy
- Haruna Manu stopped from taking 'major decisions'
- Workers, aides deserts government house in gov. absence
Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has returned to the state capital after a long vacation.
The governor arrived on Tuesday night after residents were grumbling over his long stay abroad and gross violation of the nation’s constitution by travelling out of the country without transmitting power to his Deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu as required by law.
Section 190 of Nigerian Constitution says: Whenever a Governor transmits to the Speaker of the House of Assembly a written declaration that he is proceeding on vacation or that he is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office, until he transmits to the Speaker of the House of Assembly a written declaration to the contrary such functions shall be discharged by the Deputy Governor as Acting Governor.
This constitutional violation had stopped the deputy governor from taking major decisions in regards to state affairs because he was not in acting capacity.
One of such decision is deployment of special security forces to curb the menace of kidnapping to its barest minimum raging in the state.
However hopes are high that the governor would swing into action to address the numerous challenges facing the state particularly high rate of kidnapping and closure of the state university.
Meanwhile Students of the Taraba State University are already calling on the governor to immediately address the ongoing strike that have crippled academic learning in the University.
Jukun/Tiv crisis: Tivs in Taraba rejects composition of peace committee
Some of the Tiv living in Taraba State have rejected the composition of committee setup by the state government to find lasting peace to the prolonged Jukun\Tiv crisis.
The President General of Tiv Community in Taraba State Chief Goodman Daniel Dahida said the committee is one sided in its composition and might not be fair to Tivs living in the state.
Dahida told Taraba Truth and Facts that a Tiv from Taraba state should be represented in the committee.
"Our people are worried that the committee is full of Jukuns, they don't believe in the committee."
Also Tivs living in Wukari rejected the committee saying it does not include the Tiv of Taraba state who are the major victims of the crisis.
According to them those who set up the committee are aiming to sell wrong narrative on the crisis is between Jukun and Tiv of Benue state.
“In as much as we commend the initiative to constitute a peace committee, we reject in its entirety the non-inclusion of a Tiv person from Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State in the committee.
“We want to place it on record that Kente, where the crisis started, is in Taraba State and the public should note that Ikyaior, Gbor-Gbor, Iorlumun Nege, Ioryina Tor-Musa and Tar-Orshi among other communities that were burnt down in the crisis by Jukun youths are all in Taraba state.”
The association which said they viewed the non-inclusion of the Tiv people from Wukari LGA into the committee as an oversight on the side of the government of Taraba State called for a review of the committee.
They stated that the non-inclusion of the Tiv people of Taraba State in the committee was a deliberate move by some individuals to sell a wrong story to the public that the crisis is between the Jukun of Taraba and the Tiv of Benue.