Ex-Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Alhassan has said that she might not be destined to be governor of Taraba state, northeast Nigeria. Concise News understands that Alhassan, who ran for the highest office in Taraba on the platform of the United Democratic Party (UDP) in the 2019 general election, visited the state Governor, Darius Ishaku, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday. “It is God that gives power not anybody. You may be the best person for the job, if God doesn’t give you, you cannot have it,” she told the governor. “Maybe it is not in my destiny to be the Governor of Taraba State, but somebody has to be there in any case at one time or the other. “We will continue to support you and if there is anything you think we can do for you, I personally will be always available to do that. We are highly delighted to be here and we wish to wholeheartedly congratulate you.” She gave assurance of her willingness to support the programmes and policies of the state government. Read more here.
The petition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Abubakar Danladi over the March 9 governorship election in the state was on Wednesday dismissed by the Taraba Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja. NAN reports that on March 21, the tribunal for Taraba relocated to Abuja, due to concerns over the security of its members and the petitioners. In his ruling, the chairman of the tribunal, Justice M.O. Adewarahe said the petition was dismissed as a result of the Supreme Court judgment on July 5, which upheld the Appeal Court judgment that disqualified Danladi on the grounds of false declaration of age. The governorship candidate of the APC, Danladi and the party had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The petitioners claimed that the governor was not duly elected by majority of lawful votes cast in the election. Read more here.
And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Taraba State online news headlines.