APC Chieftain Calls for Ishaku’s Impeachment

By Ikenga Chronicles March 3, 2017

— Callistus Agwaza, Jalingo

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress APC in Taraba and Ambassadorial nominee Alhaji Hassan Ardo Jika has called on the Taraba state House of Assembly to urgently impeach governor Darius Ishaku in the interest of the state.

Jika made the call yesterday at a press conference in Jalingo.

He accused the governor of dividing the state along religious and other sectional lines and of abusing his office to favor a section of the society over others.

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Jika said that while the governor’s inability to pay the salaries of teachers and local government workers in the state showed his incompetence and insensitivity to the plight of the people, his decision to move official state duties to be conducted in churches was a clear abuse of his oath of office and capable of furthering the divides in the state.

Jika accused the governor of directing that the ongoing verification of teachers and local government workers be conducted in a particular church where he worships so as to make sure the members were promptly paid, ignoring the whole lot of other persons who do not go to the same church.

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“Governor Ishaku has directed that staff data capturing for the ongoing staff verification exercise for teachers and local government workers be done exclusively for members of CRCN church where the exercise is currently going on. If he is truly the governor of Taraba state, why didn’t he give equal attention to thousands of others who have not been paid for months? Is it that the members of the CRCN church are more important than others? This is a clear show of favoritism against the rest of the workers who are either Muslims, atheists, traditional religious worshippers, or even Christians in other denominations?

“This is clearly a breach of his oath of office and pose a major challenge and threat to our existence as a state and must be addressed decisively. That is why I am calling on the state assembly to urgently impeach the governor before permanent harm is done to our mutual existence,” Jika said.

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He said that failure of the state assembly to initiate impeachment process against the governor immediately would amount to breach of confidence and spell Doom for the state and democracy at large.

The governor had earlier alleged that he was embarrassed at the said church the previous Sunday when he said during the service that he had paid salaries up to date. The state and members rose in protest that most of them were owed months.

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