By Benjamin Awua, Jalingo
The Taraba State House of Assembly on Monday said it would not bow to pressure, from some unpatriotic persons, to begin impeachment process against the state governor, Darius Ishaku.
This was contained in the resolution of the House at the plenary, in Jalingo, on Monday.
The House, in the resolution, noted that it would resist any attempt to be used by any unscrupulous persons or groups who, for selfish reasons, were making unwarranted remarks and insinuations about the health status of Governor Ishaku.
In a motion of urgent public importance, sponsored by the Honourable Speaker of the House, Dr. Joseph Albasu Kunini and 11 other members, the House unanimously commended Governor Ishaku for the good work his administration had been doing in the state.
The motion for a vote of confidence on Governor Ishaku and his depurt, Haruna Manu, was mived by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Hamman Adama Abdullahi, and was supported by other members of the House present at the plenary.
The House thereafter unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the governor and his deputy for the services they had been rendering to the people of the state.
The resolution of the House read in part, “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 are 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 hovernor and his administration till 2023.”
This is even as the members lauded the governor for his numerous achievements, including: the recent employment of 300 new brains into the state civil service; ongoing massive roads construction in the state; reduction in cases of violence, kidnapping and armed robbery, among others.
Recall that in the past weeks, there had been controversies over Governor Ishaku’s continuous stay in Abuja since December last year, with the main opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Taraba State calling on the governor to transmit power to his deputy or else risk impeachment from office