The secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State appears to be deserted following last Saturday’s verdict of the Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal that ordered the incumbent governor, Darius Ishaku to vacate office with immediate effect.
As at yesterday in Jalingo, it was observed that the PDP secretariat in the state has been completely deserted while few members were seen wearing grim faces as none of the officials were found in any of the offices.
This sudden development has brought activities in the state to a standstill even as various worship centres and offices were also deserted.
In Jalingo, the state capital, the people were seen in various groups discussing the outcome of the judgement and what fate holds for the people of the state especially the commissioners-nominees and special advisers who were waiting to be sworn in before the tribunal’s judgement.
While the PDP faithful were bemoaning their fate, supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Senator Aisha Alhassan were seen jubilating round the streets, carrying placards and banners with description written “Mama Taraba Tadawo, Ishaku yatefi”.
A strong supporter of the APC, Alhaji Sambo Maiyadi who spoke to our correspondent said that even if the PDP and its governorship candidate goes to appeal hundred times, Aisha would continue to win.
Taraba Violence Premeditated – APC
Meanwhile, the Taraba State chapter of the APC has said that the eruption of violence in Wukari local government area of the state on Sunday, at the aftermath of the judgement of the Election Petitions Tribunal, was a premeditated action and rehearsal for large scale crisis. The state chairman of the party, Hassan Jika Ardo, who disclosed this in a statement he personally signed and issued to journalists in Abuja yesterday, added that the violence was orchestrated by people he called “frustrated” politicians.