Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has joined thousands of residents in Takum local government area of the state to vote-in executives that will pilot the affairs of the council areas for the next three years.
The governor who casted his vote at Kurupanti polling unit Gutu ward Takum, described the election process as peaceful and transparent, stressing that the voters’ turnout was impressive.
He said the process is peaceful and transparent and he also heard from his deputy who is voting at Gassol LGA that everything is going on peacefully.
He also said that other units have also reported peaceful conduct of the exercise so I can tell you it is all peaceful.
He added that contrary to the insinuation that council executives were imposed on the people against their choice by the government, the governor stressed that the selection process of the party’s flag bearers was transparent and a consensus was reached even at the primaries to avoid crisis.
He further said that he is the Father of democracy and he will never allow the imposition of candidates against the will of the people.
The State Independent Electoral Commission TSIEC has stated that seventeen out of eighteen registered political parties in the state are participating in the state council election.