The governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku has condemned the siege on his private residence in Abuja by the Nigeria Police Force.
Ishaku who addressed journalists in Jalingo after he received the immediate past minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan at the government house said the action of the police under the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration was disgraceful and embarrassing.
He said,“I feel very bad that the democratic government of the All Progressives Congress is not living according to the tenents of the constitution. It is disgraceful, embarrassing and insulting.
“I’m shocked that only my party, the Peoples Democratic Party condemned the police’s siege on my house. APC didn’t talk about it. Don’t they have governors? Can somebody walk into an APC governor’s house and search it?
“They broke the gate, broke all the doors of my house, threw out my children. I used two years to beg them (children) to come back to Nigeria. Now, one of them has gone back, I’m still begging him to come back to Nigeria. This is nonsense.”
Alhassan, who contested the March 2019 governorship in the state against Ishaku said she was at the government house to congratulate the governor on his victory and to pledge her support for his administration.
“I believe that leadership is ordained by God and we cannot all be governors at the same time, therefore, I have accepted my fate.
“My visit to you is to demonstrate oneness as we all contested to better the lives of our people but we cannot emerge at the same time.
“It becomes expedient to team up together with you to move the state forward. I and my supporters are ready to assist whenever there is a need for us to render assistance,” she said.