How Taraba Assembly crisis is threatening Ishaku’s tenure

Wed Dec 18th, 2019 - Abuja (FCT)

PDP Governor of Taraba, Darius Dickson Ishaku

Although it began as a minor internal misgiving with Taraba State House of Assembly, which led to the exit of Speaker Abel Peter Diah and Deputy, Charles Maijankai, the rumble is gradually igniting political Tsunami that could swallow Governor Darius Ishaku. Signs that the quagmire, which pitted House of Assembly and the executive arm, might get even rockier next year emerged recently as some of the lawmakers have started perfecting plans for an eventual removal the governor, Ishaku, from office by impeachment.

As at the time of filing in this report, eight out of the 22-member House of Assembly have allegedly relocated to Abuja to perfect the impeachment plots. Investigation by The Guardian reveals that the move against Ishaku is being empowered by one of the political top shots from the state that fell apart with the governor.

Armed with various forms of documents, the members are said to have gone as far as drawing the attention of the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (EFCC) to some of the alleged inflated contracts and protects being executed by the governor. Citing the Green House Project, the 20 kilometres Pantisawa Road projecs among others, the aggrieved members, who have sworn to “thread all available and legitimate paths,” are said to have sourced all the needed documents relating to financial transactions by the governor from May 29, 2015 to date. It was gathered that the lawmakers relied on their loyalists and cronies in the state Ministry of Finance.




source: Guardian