Ishaku
Governor Darius Ishaku

The Taraba Network for Peace and Development, a group loyal to Governor Darius Ishaku, has called on the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to retract his verbal attack on the governor or face court action.

Oshiomhole, while inaugurating Tukur El-Sudi as the APC chairman in Taraba, accused Ishaku of running a non-resident administration and promised to give the people a resident governor.

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Speaking to newsmen, Chairman of the group Haruna Musa said the governor was duly elected by the generality of the Taraba people and affirmed by the Supreme Court and wondered why Oshiomhole kept saying his election in 2015 was not by popular votes.

The group said: “We can no longer sit back and watch Oshiomhole make wild and false allegations and cast aspersions on the integrity of the nation’s judicial verdicts which upheld the election of Governor Darius Ishaku.

“Oshiomhole benefited from judicial verdict when the Supreme Court installed him as the Governor of Edo State and for him to turn today and make unsubstantiated claims against Gov Ishaku and the court is uncalled for.

“We reject falsehood as a weapon of political opposition and advise Oshiomhole to retract his statements and apologise to Governor Darius Ishaku and the people of Taraba State for this act of political blackmail.”