Controversy is trailing the relocation of Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, to Abuja since December 2019.
The governor’s relocation came amid mounting insecurity in the state, particularly few months after three officers of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Squad were waylaid and shot dead by military accomplices of a notorious kidnaooer, Ali Wadume, in Ibi Local Government Area of the state.
His opponents accused the governor of failing to transmit power to his deputy as prescribed by Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
However, his spokesman, Bala Dan Abu, countered the assetins, saying the governor relocated to Abuja to recover from an undisclosed accident.
He said the governor has been carrying out his functions without hindrance, noting that he had no reason to transmit power to his deputy as he was not in vacation.
“All government projects are going on smoothly and the government has continued to meet its obligations to contractors while progress is being monitored by appropriate government ministries and officials,” he stated.