A vote of confidence has just been passed on Darius Ishaku, Governor of Taraba State, by the state House of Assembly despite his controversial absence from the state for over two months.
Governor Ishaku had earlier explained that he needed to stay away for the period of time due to a 'domestic accident' that occurred.
The vote of confidence which was spearheaded by Dr Joseph Albasu, Speaker of the House and supported by 11 others, praising Governor Ishaku for the commendable work of his administration.
The resolution of the house reads:
“This Honourable House hereby debunks any alleged claim of non-performance due to the absence of the Governor from Jalingo the State capital as the record of performance is there for all to see.
“That this Honourable House will resist to be used by any unpatriotic person or group of persons who for selfish reasons are making unwarranted remarks and insinuations about the health status of our amiable leader and Governor of Taraba State, His Excellency, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku and his administration.
“The Governor and his Deputy have performed beyond above average within the present circumstances and that as representatives of the people the House deemed it fit to pass a vote of confidence on the Governor and his administration till 2023.”
The governor was applauded for his notable achievements which include the recent employment of 300 new staff into the state civil service, the reduction in violence, kidnapping and armed robbery, and the ongoing road constructions.
Regardless, there are still demand from certain quarters in the statehouse, calling for Ishaku's outright impeachment.