The Senator representing Taraba South in the National Assembly, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has said he was not interested in the Taraba governorship seat as widely speculated in the state because he want Governor Darius Ishaku to complete his eight year term as governor.
Bwacha who is the Deputy Senate Minority Leader disclosed this on Tuesday in his home town, Mararaba in Donga local government area of the state.
Bwacha who is serving his second term as senator on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said he has already made up of his mind to go back to the Senate where his impact would be more felt.
“I am not interested in the governorship seat of the state as widely speculated. I have already made my intention of going back to the Senate known to my people.
Some people felt offended when I said I want to go back to the Senate, but they don’t know the implication of my decision.
“I was part of the people that formed PDP government in the state in 2015, so I don’t want to be party to destroying what I put in place. I want Governor Ishaku to complete his eight years. So, I will not be party to stopping him in completing his eight years as Governor,” he said.
Bwacha however, expressed dismay over the leadership quality of PDP in the State, stressing that it should realize that it needs people more than ever before.
“If you want to threatens people’s interest, they will go away. There are other platforms that they can join and fulfill their dreams.
“The governor is supposed to be relying on the party leadership, but when you don’t work with the people, they will all go away. I will advice the party leadership to change their ways, because we need people now more than ever before,” he said.
When asked whether they were plans to reconcile party members of the in the state ahead of 2019 elections, Sen. Bwacha said he sympathised with the governor going by the reality on the ground.
“I sympathise with the governor because, what is happening in Taraba is that people who don’t have electoral values are the ones that have taken over positions of advisers in government.
“When you don’t have electoral value, but you have the privilege of sitting with somebody who has the powers, there is tendency for such people to destroy such powers, and that is where I sympathised with the governor,” he said.
While recalling what they all passed through in the course of forming government in Taraba in 2015, Bwacha advised Governor Ishaku to surround himself with people who understand the value of power as his advisers for the good of the party and the state.