- Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state says the PDP will be victorious in the governorship election in the state in 2019
- He says he is waiting to see his challenger from other political parties
- According to the governor, there is no party that can withstand the PDP in Taraba
As the 2019 general elections approach, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state has picked his nomination form in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying he is waiting to see his challenger from other political parties.
The Nation reports that after picking the nomination form on behalf of his principal, Ishaku's special adviser on political matters, Abubakar Bawa, addressed a press conference in Jalingo.
NAIJ.com notes that he said: “The governor is ready for whoever the oppositions will nominate to challenge him at the election. In 2015, the election was a two-horse race between the PDP and the APC. In the end, PDP won with a landslide.
“PDP won because it presented the right candidate (Darius Ishaku). The same scenario seems to be playing out. We are only waiting to see the candidate APC will field this time around."
The governor’s aide continued: “I can advance many reasons why I am optimistic Ishaku will be re-elected. None of the opposition parties, including APC which is the main opposition party in Taraba state, has a candidate that is better than Ishaku.
“There is no party that can withstand the PDP in Taraba state. The PDP is an opposition in the country, but in Taraba it is the ruling party. And it has been the ruling party since 1999. So, we believe there is no other political party here apart from the PDP. Even if there are other parties, we don’t take them serious.
“Besides political parties, Taraba people want someone who naturally cares for them. And Darius Ishaku is the answer; he is one leader who has deep love and rare passion for Taraba people; how they eat, dwell and make progress bother him. For now, he is just the right person.
“Therefore, in sha Allah (with God on our side), I think we will triumph at the poll, because of the governor’s performance and goodwill. I have been in politics in Taraba state for long so I know what I am talking about.
“In terms of performance, he has scored a distinction everyone can attest to. Ishaku has done well in education, agriculture, health, infrastructure and so many other areas. So, we are yet to see his challenger.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state declared his support for the establishment of state police in Nigeria.
He said this on Sunday, July 29, when he met former vice president president Atiku Abubakar at the government house in Jalingo, the state capital.
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