Taraba Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman Victor Bala has said that the 13 months post-election court cases against Gov. Darius Ishaku is a major distraction.
Bala, told newsmen in Jalingo on Tuesday that the law suits had undermined the governor`s desire and determination to work for his people.
“For 13 months our amiable governor had been subjected to legal battles from all fronts.
“You will recall that the APC governorship candidate, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, fought him up to the Supreme Court.
“More recently, the SDP governorship candidate, Mr David Kente, had also challenged Ishaku in the Court of Appeal, Yola.
“Although, in all of these cases the governor emerged victorious, the litigations had weakened his resolve to execute developmental projects in the state,’’ the chairman said.
He urged both Alhassan and Kente to sheath their swords and work with the governor, who he said, “had performed well in road construction, agriculture, water and electricity supply despite financial challenges’’.
On the power tussle at the national level of the party, Bala said the crisis was only affecting the PDP national headquarters.
“Have you heard of any crises in the state chapters of the PDP. The state chapters remain one and so are the local government chapters.
“It is only a disagreement amongst parents of our party, and you know in democracy you will always disagree to agree.
“On our side as children, we will not take sides in a disagreement involving our parents, but we will pray for them to agree,’’ Bala said. (NAN)