Taraba state Governor Arc.Darius Dickson Ishaku has challenged the people of North East to set aside party affiliation and work together for the development of the northern sub-region.
Governor Darius Ishaku said this today in Government House Yola, Adamawa state during a courtesy call on the Adamawa state Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, as the Chairman peoples Democratic party PDP reconciliation committees in charge of the Northeast.
Darius Ishaku maintained that working in synergy is critical if the northeast region is to witness development, saying that, all the people of the region should set aside political affiliation and work assiduously towards making the region one of the best in the country.
He stressed that the choice of Yola the Adamawa state capital was a deliberate one, hence the need to encourage fraternity among the states that make up the northeast to foster unity and development So that the region will take front burner in the scheme of things in the nation.
The Taraba state Governor stated that there is the urgent need to bring to an end to the drift from PDP to APC and rather focus more on working for the people and for the overall development of the region.
Darius Ishaku used the opportunity and commended President Mohammadu Buhari for finally approving and the subsequent award of contract for the construction of Mambila Hydroelectric power station in Gembu Taraba state which has been on the drawing board for about 42 years.
Accordingly, the Taraba state Governor however expressed satisfaction that the project will finally see the light of the day and called on the people of the northeast to support the project saying that the entire region will benefit from the project, particularly in the areas of creating jobs and repositioning the economic potentials of the region, most especially as it borders on owning the distribution of the electricity.
Earlier in his speech, the Adamawa state Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow said he was overwhelmed with the choice of Yola the Adamawa state capital for the reconciliation exercise and wish the entire PDP members a successful deliberation.
Mohammed Bindow said political parties are mere political platform and tasks the people of the northeast to be united and remained focused in developing the region.
He lamented that though the region has suffered setbacks as a result of the activities of insurgency which affected the region economically, however, said all hope is not lost and further used the opportunity and solicited for prayers for President Mohammadu Buhari, saying that he has good intentions for the northeast.
The Adamawa state Governor called on politicians in the northeast to work towards strengthening democracy in the region devoid of party affiliation but for the common interest of the region.