Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, Still ‘Missing’, Since December 2019, Refuses To Handover Power, As Observers Fear Terminal Illness

There is growing tension in Taraba State, at the moment, following the reported disappearance of Governor Darius Ishaku, for over 80 days. 

Since leaving the State capital, Jalingo, in December 2019, and moving to Abuja, without transferring power to his Deputy, Ishaku has not been seen in public

His last official outing in Jalingo, was on December 19, 2019, when he presented the 2020 budget to the State’s House of Assembly. 

Three days after that day, the Governor left the State, and has not returned since that period.

The opposition in the State, argue that Governor Ishaku ought to have transferred power to his Deputy, before leaving Taraba. 

According to them, his continued stay in Abuja, runs contrary to section 190 (1) of the Constitution of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, which requires him to transmit a letter to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, whenever he is going to be away for a long time.

The Governor had recently explained reasons for his public disappearance, however, by stating that he is receiving medical treatment for a domestic accident.

Nonetheless, Ishaku did not give details of the nature of the ‘domestic accident’. 

Some Observers have been forced to believe that the Governor could be critically ill, and that is why he has been away from the public glare, for several months.

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