Two Killed In Taraba Violence

Taraba ViolenceTwo people have been killed and properties destroyed after fresh violence erupted in Taraba State, northeast Nigeria.

The incident occurred on Saturday in Bornon Kuku village in Bali Local Government Area of the state.

The Special Adviser to the Taraba State Governor on Media, Mr Sylvanus Giwa, confirmed the killing to Channels Television on telephone.

He said that the incident was an off-shoot of a foiled robbery attack by herdsmen on the village, on Friday.

Governor Darius Ishaku’s aide noted that the armed men later re-grouped to attack the unsuspecting villagers.

He asked the Federal Government to take the issue of security seriously, in order to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.

PDP Faults Taraba Governorship Election Tribunal’s Judgment


PDP Faults Taraba Tribunal Judgment
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the  judgment of the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal which sacked the State Governor.



The acting National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus on Tuesday, said the work of the Tribunal was marred by political interference from security officials.

Mr Secondus, however, promised the party support till justice is carried out.

The acting Chairman made the allegation while receiving Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State and his delegation at the party’s secretariat for where he came to seek the party’s support at the Appeal Court.

Both the Governor and the acting Chairman of the PDP faulted the tribunal’s judgment, saying it was a conspiracy to take over all PDP states.

The Tribunal had on Saturday, sacked the Taraba State Governor and announced his counterpart from the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Alhassan, as the new governor of the state, a judgment the Governor vowed to challenge.

Senator Gbemisola Saraki Hails Alhassan’s Victory

Senator-Aisha-Jummai-AlHassanSenator Gbemisola Saraki has hailed the victory of Senator Aisha Alhassan, as the duly elected governor of Taraba State, declaring it a ‘monumental victory for Nigeria’s democracy and a validation that real change is here to stay’.

In a statement signed by her media aide, Abdul Muhammad, Senator Saraki said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) mantra of change is sweeping across Nigeria, as the country is experiencing many unprecedented democratic firsts.

“This is yet another historic moment for Nigeria, particularly the women and the advocates who have struggled over the years for equality in the political space. It is a milestone that would revolutionize our perception about women leadership and its prospect for true democracy”, she said.

Senator Saraki added that, The victory is not only that of Senator Alhassan, the people of Taraba, nor the APC alone, but for all Nigerian women, political and non-political, Muslims and Christians at home and in diaspora, who have fought diligently over the years for equality in party politics and in government appointments.

She, however, commended Senator Alhassan’s determination, resilience, tenacity and the dignified manner with which she protected the mandate bestowed by the people of Taraba State.

The Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of Mr Darius Ishaku as governor of Taraba State on Saturday.

The Tribunal, after nullifying the election, declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Aisha Alhassan, winner of the April 11 election in Taraba State.

Tribunal Removes Ishaku, Declares Alhassan Taraba State Governor

Taraba Governorship Tribunal Set To Deliver JudgementThe Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja has nullified the election of Mr Darius Ishaku as governor of Taraba State.

The Tribunal, after nullifying the election, declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mrs Aisha Alhassan, winner of the April 11 election in Taraba State.

Mrs Alhassan had challenged the victory of Governor Ishaku in the Taraba State governorship election.

The Tribunal Chairman, Justice Musa Abubakar, had on October 7 reserved judgment indefinitely after hearing the final submissions of the counsels.

Justice Danladi ruled that Governor Ishaku was not properly nominated as the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party for the Governorship election.

The Chairman of the Tribunal relied on the reports of the Independent National Electoral Commission, which said that the PDP didn’t conduct any primary election for the Taraba State Governorship Election.

Justice Danladi, accordingly returned Hajiya Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the duly elected Governor of Taraba State, having secured the second highest votes during the election.

Mr Ishaku, however, has a 21-day window to appeal the judgment of the tribunal.