A group, Southern Taraba Concern Citizens, yesterday urged the people of the southern part of Taraba State to close ranks by eschewing vices that are capable of making development to elude the zone.
The group, while reacting to a publication in one of the online papers castigating Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, urged the people of the zone to eschew all forms of bitterness by throwing their weights in support of the governor who hail from the zone to enable him deliver the much needed dividends of democracy to the five local councils that made up the zone.
Sad by the said publication, which was credited to the senator representing the zone, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, the group tasked the people to dismiss the statement, which is presently igniting dust in the state.
The group, wondering why Bwacha who doubles as the Senate Deputy Minority Leader should went as far as venting “his supposed grievances on the pages of a newspaper to the utter shock of the greater majority of his supporters in Taraba South Senatorial District” said: “It is very funny that the senator is accusing His Excellency of sponsoring another candidate against him.
“Is the senator saying nobody from another party would have contested against him? Does the governor have the right to stop any other person from contesting for the senatorial seat other than Bwacha?
“Our leaders deserve every respect from all of us. As people from Taraba South Senatorial District, it is incumbent on us after due cognisance of our common challenges to play down partisan prejudices and rally round the governor to enable him focus on our developmental challenges rather distracting him with innuendoes.”