The Arewa Youth Assembly has lamented over the long absence of Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State and called for his resignation.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by the Publicity Secretary of the Association, Bar. Ahmed Abdulmalik said the call became imperative as the governor had been out of his duty post for about 80 days.
The group alleged that the governor’s absence is affecting the day-to-day running of the state, alleging that top government officials always had to leave their duty post to Abuja to see the governor.
According to him, the governor recently gave out about 90 appointments of advisers from Abuja.
The youth, therefore, warned that if the governor refused to do so, they would be left with no option than to hold a peaceful protest from Unity Fountain, Abuja to the National Assembly.
“We will also move to the Presidential Villa, to state our stand on this matter and register our grievances for them to act”.
“We will also hold another peaceful protest in Jalingo in front of the Taraba House of Assembly to compel them to do their duty as one arm of government. Not as puppet to the state governor,” the group warned.
They however, called on Nigeria Governor’s Forum, Northern Governor’s Forum, Northern Elders’ Forum, as well as Arewa Consultative Forum and other stakeholders including the media to join them in the fight.
Reacting to this threat, Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu described those that are making such noises as desparate politicians who does not mean well for the state.
Dan Abu who admitted that the governor had a domestic accident, noted with emphasis that it does not stop the governor from carrying out his constitutional responsibility.