The Yangdang Youth Congress endorsed Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku for 2019 elections. This came during a courtesy visit yesterday to the Governor at the Government House Jalingo. The Youths accompanied by one of their Elder Statesman Dr. Kobiba who was the spokesman for the group said Governor Ishaku has shown love to Yangdang people by giving the community many appointments which even he himself is one of the beneficiary making it a point of duty to show their appreciation to the Rescue captain of the State.
The Yandang Youth Community through their leader Mr. Luka Philip who used the medium to condole His Excellency for the death of Honorable Hosea Ibi and the victims of the Fulani herdsmen attacks. The group thanked the Governor for the provisions of relief materials to the victims of the herdsmen attack in Lau Local Government Area which occurred on 7th January 2018.
Also, the Community applauded his Excellency for sending a delegation headed by the Deputy Governor Engr. Haruna Manu to the affected Villages of Lau Local Government Area of the State on Saturday 20th January 2018, on a first-hand assessment of the situation in helping His Excellency to be aware of most challenges confronting the area.
While appreciating the Governor for his love and development of the Yandang Community, Mr. Luka said “I am using the voice of all the Yandang Community to be among the first people in Taraba State to endorse your re-election for the second term come 2019 by the grace of God to continue with the good works you have started, we will support you hundred percent”.
The leader also highlighted some of their request to Governor Ishaku which include the need to station security personnel in the affected Villages namely Katibu, Didango, kaboro, Sabon-layi Jega and Donada. Assist in rebuilding the Villages affected by the attacks, facilitate the return of the displaced persons affected by the attack, set up the judicial information of enquiry to unravel the circumstances of the senseless killings in the affected Villages and also facilitate the issuance of the permanent voter’s card destroyed during the unfortunate incidents in Lau Local Government Area.
In addition to their plea, Hon. Danladi Baido who was also present during the meeting pleaded with his Excellency to consider them for the District Head if possible because he is confident of the votes of the Yandang people.
In response to the Youth’s request, Governor Ishaku acknowledged the youth for the visit and promised to look into some of their request for necessary action most especially the area of Security deployment to the affected Villages and the registration of voter’s card. The Governor charged the youth to be Ambassadors of Peace where ever they are and be their brother’s keepers. The Governor also urged the appointees to extend love to their brothers because he gave the appointments, not for intimidation but to use it and help others so as to support the rescue agenda.