Ishaku denies negative comments on PDP, leaders



THE Governor of Taraba State, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has denied ever making derogatory comments against his political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the party’s leadership.

To this effect, the need for the leadership of the party to disregard the comments accredited to him by some national dailies (The Guardian not included) against the party, he said, have become necessary.

The governor, who made this known yesterday in a press statement made available to journalists in Jalingo through his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sylvanus Y. Giwa, expressed dismay at the way and manner some of the dailies dished out false information to the public.

Ishaku, who was alleged to have pointed accused fingers at the leadership of the party for the poor performances of the party in the just-concluded polls, said the information dished out to the public was far from what he meant.

Sad that he was not accurately quoted, he said: “What I said that very day was that the leadership of the party should try and reorganise the party to take over government come 2019.”

Part of the statement reads: “I wish to clarify that the governor only advanced constructive advice to the delegation based on his genuine patriotism for the party and deep desire for its progress.

“The governor knew the demerits of candidates’ imposition on the electorate and used the forum to proffer the way forward for the party and its ideals. This, he said in plain language, void of any undertones that could be misinterpreted by any objective listener.”

The alleged comments of the governor, The Guardian learnt, has begun to elicited criticisms in the party as various groups are presently calling for his immediate suspension from the party.

The comments, which was said to have been made when the leadership of the party in the North-East zone paid a condolence visit to the governor, had been described as a ploy by “enemies” to pull down the governor “who is determined to work for the success of the party.”

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