Women across the sixteen local government areas of Taraba State have taken to the streets of Jalingo, the state capital against the judgment of the tribunal that sacked the governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, on ground that his party (PDP) did not conduct any primary election for him to have emerged as the party’s governorship candidate for the 2015 general election.
The women, led by Mrs. Fati Hassan converged at the women and Youths Development center, opposite Muslim Council in Jalingo, Taraba state capital, carrying leaves and chanting solidarity songs while demanding for the return of their mandate.
The former PDP deputy national women leader, Mrs Hauwa Andetu said the judgment was a robbery to Taraba state mandate.
“We don’t want outbreak of peace in Taraba state. The verdict predicted doom. Our sons are dying, we are tired of loosing our husbands through injustices. Wwhy was Ishaku accepted in the first place at INEC? Why are they given a mandate we elected to someone who did not win our votes? This is injustice”
“The primary election that produced the governor in Abuja was peaceful and it was not only Taraba state that conducted their primaries in Abuja. What happened to the other states? We are calling on the chief judge of the federation to constitute another panel to investigate the three judges that constitutes the Taraba governorship election tribunal.
“We demand for clear justice over the unjust Saturday judgment. It was Darius Ishaku we voted for not Aisha Alhasan. All of us here are women from Taraba state, anybody can trace our roots down to our local government areas.
“We are not hired women like the once on the streets of Abuja. We are ready to fight for our right even if our husbands have gone to sleep over the issue. It is our children and our husbands that were been killed at any time injustice was being done. We demand that the appeal court should be just and return the mandate to the rightful owner,” the women demanded.