2023: Why Ishaku Doesn’t Want Me To Become Taraba Governor – Bwacha



The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, Emmanuel Bwacha has accused the incumbent State Governor, Darius Ishaku of doing everything within his power to work against his victory at the 2023 polls.

Bwacha said Ishaku wants someone that would cover up his wrongdoings to replace him as the next Taraba State Governor.

Naija News reports Bwacha made the allegation on Monday during an interview appearance on Channels Television.

He said the Governor is the one responsible for the legal battles he has been battling with in the quest to become the next Taraba State Governor.


According to him, Ishaku is threatened by his emergence as the APC candidate and is allegedly working with some disgruntled members of the APC to distract him through litigation.

He said: “The governor of the state is threatened by my emergence. He knows that by the grace of God if I am on the ballot I will win this election.

“He (Ishaku) has a candidate, he wants someone who will succeed him and cover his tracks. It is normal, that is the tradition in all the states, no governor will want to leave without having a successor in place.”


Bwacha Wins In Court

Meanwhile, on Thursday November 24, the Court of Appeal in Yola set aside the ruling that nullified the primary that produced Emmanuel Bwacha as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Taraba State.

Naija News reports that a different ruling by the Federal High Court in Jalingo, Taraba State capital, had earlier sacked Bwacha as the party’s candidate following a suit by a former aspirant, David Kente.

The court judge, Justice Simon Amobeda, granted Kente’s prayer and sacked the winner of the primary polls.


Kente and Senator Abubakar Yusuf, another poll aspirant, contested Bwacha’s victory, alleging irregularities in the exercise.

The High Court judge argued that all the primary results couldn’t have the same handwriting, while the returning officer declared that no primary was held in the state at the police headquarters due to security threats.

The former Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate later appealed the judgment and alleged that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State is the major cause of the APC problems within the state.


However, the appeal court on Thursday ordered that Bwacha’s name should be forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the APC governorship candidate in Taraba.

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