Former Vice President,Atiku Abubakar has requested people of the state to support him in order to emerge as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in next year general election.
Atiku Abubakar made the request when he paid a visit to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku at the Government House Jalingo.
He commended people of the state for their resilience and maturity in maintaining the PDP structures over the years that has made them produce Governors since 1999.
The former VP congratulated Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for maintaining peace in the state and his developmental initiatives that are glaring in the areas of Agriculture, water,Road construction and others.
Responding, Governor Darius Ishaku expressed happiness with the return of Atiku Abubakar to the people’s Democratic Party which he is a pioneer member.
He said the People’s Democratic Party zoning formular and principles is still intact stating that PDP Governors in the country have performed excellently despite lean resources at their disposal.
The Governor identified insecurity as his major challenge and stressed the need for the creation of state police to stop reckless killings of innocent citizens where the perpetrators still move on the street freely.
He assured the former VP of his support urging him as leader of the party to put mechanism in place that would discouraged plans by the opposition party to rig elections.
Commenting, Director General of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization who was the former Governor of Ogun state Olugbenga Daniel urged Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku and his Gombe state counterpart Ibrahim Dankwambo to ensure that the Northeast produce the next president of the country.
The visit featured the presentation of a book on Restructuring written and presented by Atiku Abubakar who also received a brochure on the Development recorded by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku in the state for the past three years.
Deputy Governor Haruna Manu, Speaker Taraba State House of Assembly Abel Peter Diah,Senator Abdul Ningir, PDP chairman Victor Bala Kona ,PDP chairman Northeast Emmanuel Njiwa, Commissioners and other aides attended the function.