Yesterday, news spread across Nigeria, that for the very first time, a female governor had been elected in Taraba state.
Initially, Senator Aisha Alhassan lost the election, however, the elections petitions tribunal has annulled the result of the April 11 governorship election on Saturday, November 7, on the grounds that PDP’s candidate Darius Ishaku was not validly nominated at the party’s primaries to contest the governorship election, therefore making her the Governor of Taraba state.
Amina Dauda, one of her supporters said:
“It shows that the judiciary is the last hope for aggrieved people. I am happy that a woman is now the governor of Taraba. It is a good encouragement for us and we have made history in Nigeria,” the activist said.
Suleiman Ibrahim, another supporter of Mama Taraba, said:
“The judgment is a confirmation that Taraba is for APC… It is a reflection of the wish of Taraba people.”
By: Chika Onwuasoanya