The National Orientation Agency commends and congratulates the entire citizen’s of Taraba State for their sportsmanship and peaceful conduct during last Saturday’s Local Government Elections.
The Agency particularly congratulates His Excellency Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku for encouraging and championing transparency in politics at the grassroots level which was practically demonstrated by the State Independent Electoral Commission as it played the role of an unbiased umpire.
The NOA notes;
- That elections were largely peaceful which stressing that Taraba state is a peaceful state.
- That the conduct of the elections as reported by our field officers was relatively uncontestably and differs from what obtains in other states.
- That the outcome was undebatably hugely credible, unstoppably convincing and widely accepted.
The Agency salutes the courage and transparency exhibited by the Governor who was made manifest by the TSIEC noting that this will go a long way in consolidating democracy in the state and the country at large.
This show of nobility by His Excellency Arc. Darius Ishaku and the sportsmanship displayed by citizens have proved that there is a lot to be learnt from Taraba state in the area of mature democracy. It has also shown that with good leadership, Nigerians are willing “To Do The Right Thing”.
It has also proved that the peace campaign by the National Orientation Agency throughout the state and our mobilisation for citizens to come out massively to vote was a worthy venture.
The Agency will no doubt use the Taraba state story as a shining example for other states to copy.
Robert Gulkawi PhD