Ishaku emerges PDP guber candidate in Taraba

PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu

The immediate past Minister of State for Niger Delta, Darius Ishaku, on Friday won the Taraba State governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Mr. Ishaku emerged the winner at the end of the election conducted at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja.

The election which started on Thursday ended in the early hours of Friday.

The primary election was delayed for about five days, following a controversy over the zoning of the governorship position and the list of delegates.

Taraba PDP leaders had on December 8 informed the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu, of an agreement signed in 2011.

According to them, PDP leaders in the state agreed that Taraba South Senatorial District would produce the governorship candidate for the 2015 elections.

Okowa Campaign AD

Taraba North has served for 10 years while Taraba Central, where the incumbent Gov. Dambaba Suntai hails from, will complete eight years in power in 2015.

Mr. Muazu had, at the meeting, directed Taraba PDP leaders to submit to the party’s national leadership, a copy of the minute, where the agreement and resolution was reached.

He had assured that the leadership would respect the decision of Taraba people.

“Zoning is local; if the people of Taraba want it, so be it.” He said.

Following this development, a former Acting Governor of Taraba, Garba Umar, and another aspirant, Musa John, withdrew from the race.
Mr. Ishaku, who was largely seen as a consensus candidate, hails from Takum Local Government Area.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.