Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has been endorsed by different political groups in the state as the preferred candidate for the Senatorial position in the Southern Taraba Senatorial zone in the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Governor Ishaku while reacting to the call by the political groups who came out in their numbers to welcome him during his uncle’s burial in Donga Local Government Area of the state said he has seen his pictures on billboards as his people are urging him to contest for the seat of the senate in 2023.
“I have come here to bury my uncle Mr Bako Bobzom and there was a mamory crowed who welcomed me In Takum and Donga, I have seen many posters with my pictures on them as my people are calling me to contest for Senatorial seat in southern zone in 2023, while I am here I also learnt that another group in Jalingo went to the PDP Secretariat to do the same thing, but I will think about their demands to see if I will continue to render my services to the good people of Taraba State,” he said.
A leader of a political group, DDI Support Group, Mr Ibrahim Samuel, who spoke to our correspondent said they were drumming support for the Governor to contest the senatorial election because he has brought development in various parts of the state as a governor and they believe he will do more as a senator in the southern zone.
” We have seen how Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku is changing the face of Taraba especially in the areas of education, water supply and Agriculture if he could do this as governor of 16 local government areas in Taraba state then we believe that when he becomes a senator controlling only 5 local government areas in southern senatorial zone, more development will come to the zone, that is why we are calling on him to contest for the seat of Senate in the 2023 general election,” he stated
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Governor Ishaku while reacting to the recent award of best performing Governor of the year given to him by the Nigerian Institute of Architects, said the award is one of his best achievements as a governor as it came from his colleagues Architectes.
“Receiving the award of the best performing Governor of the year by my colleagues in the Nigerian Institute of Architects is the best award I have ever received, this is because the people who gave me the award were able to itemize in detail what I have been able to achieve in the state as a governor, how they got this detail is a surprise to me, for insurance they mentioned how the Taraba State University has been able to grow from being the 170 Universities to the 20 best University in Nigeria, this award will spore me to do more in the state,” he said.
Governor Ishaku, who also is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, was elected governor of Taraba State in 2019 for the second term and his tenure will end in 2023, hence the call by his people for him to contest for the Senatorial position in the southern Taraba zone where he hails from.
2023 elections: Political groups endorse Governor Ishaku for Senate