Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has received the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to fly it at the 2019 governorship election.
The governor, who clinched the ticket in landslide, was given the flag by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ishaku, who is seeking a second term, on Thursday showed the flag to the party stalwarts and supporters in Jalingo when he landed at the Danbaba Suntai Airport in the State capital.
He was accompanied in the Overland aircraft by senators Emmanuel Bwacha (representing southern zone) and Shuaibu Isa Lau (representing northern Taraba) among other dignitaries
On arrival, the governor handed the flag to the PDP State chairman, Victor Bala, who together with the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, Speaker Abel Peter Diah, the governor’s wife, Anna Ishaku, and other government officials, received him.
Ishaku is now ready for the 2019 governorship poll. His return with the PDP flag in the State capital heralded wide jubilation by the PDP supporters.
Ishaku declares self only PDP governorship aspirant in Taraba
Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba has declared himself as the only governorship aspirant under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Gov. Ishaku disclosed this to newsmen shortly after he was screened as the governorship aspirant of the PDP by the Screening Committee of the party in Bauchi on Saturday.
“My administration have achieved much in terms of infrastructures, human and capital development in Taraba State.
“That is why my people and our party called on me to seek re-election, come 2019,” he said.
The governor said his administration has excelled in the areas of education, agriculture and prompt payment of workers salaries.
He assured that his administration has plans to do more for the people of the state, if returned by 2019.
Ishaku also expressed optimism that the PDP will spring electoral surprises in the North-East geopolitical region in the 2019 general elections.
He commended the Committee for doing a good and thorough job, saying that it was a transparent exercise in line with the guidelines of the PDP. (NAN)