Taraba’s Governor Darius Ishaku has been staying in Abuja for close to two months now, because he is receiving adequate medical treatment for a domestic accident.
His spokesman Bala Dan Abu, a senior special assistant, gave this information Thursday night in a reaction to calls for his impeachment for abandoning Jalingo, the capital of the state.
Abu did not elaborate on the nature of the domestic accident the governor suffered, but said the governor is recuperating.
Abu, a former magazine editor and veteran journalist, dismissed calls for the impeachment of Ishaku, who has stayed out of the state since December.
He said Ishaku’s continued stay in Abuja does not in any way constitute an impeachable offence.
He described those calling for the governor’s impeachment as unpatriotic people, who were only bent on promoting “inanities and outright falsehood.”
“We urge the good people of Taraba, their friends and admirers in and outside the state to ignore the campaign of falsehood being orchestrated by some people.
“His Excellency is desirous to return to the state and will do so when he has sufficiently recovered.”
According to Abu, the governor’s absence had not affected the state in any negative way.