A youth organisation in Wukari Local Governmnt Area of Taraba State, known as Youths of Vision, has initiated plans to recall the Speaker of state House of Assembly, Josiah Sabo Kente, over his failure to address the plight of his constituents.
The threat was contained in a letter tagged: “Expression of Loss of Confidence on Josiah Sabo Kente, Member Representing Wukari One Constituency”.
The youths expressed sadness that in spite of the brutality and ongoing murder of men, women and children in villages and in Wukari town, the Speaker had continued to keep mute.
“Sequel to the incessant crises in Wukari LGA in particular, and Southern Taraba State at large, we are dissatisfied by the continued silence of the Speaker in spite of the myriad of security challenges that have characterized his constituency and Wukari Local Government Council.
“The Youths of Vision, a broad based youth organization with headquarters in Wukari, in her congress meeting held on 21st September, 2014 discussed this and unanimously agreed, and we were strongly convicted, to initiate a process for your recall from the Taraba State House of Assembly,” the statement read.
According to them, the indigenes of the constituency have lost confidence reposed on the Speaker as a Member representing Wukari 1 constituency.
Copies of the letter were sent to various groups and individuals, including Taraba State House of Assembly State, Chairman of PDP Taraba State, Commissioner of Police, Taraba State, Director SSS, Taraba State, Area command Officer, Wukari, Divisional Police Officer, Wukari, Wukari Traditional Council, Chairman, PDP Wukari, National President, Jukun Development Association and the Chairman, Jukun Development Association Wukari.
When contacted, the Speaker said: “The boys who wrote the letter are not members of my constituency”.
He said the letter was written by members of the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress.
He described the authors of the letter as frustrated elements who do not know the rule of the law.
The Speaker enjoined his teeming supporters on the need to continue to hold tenaciously to peace, by avoiding acts capable of heralding restiveness in his constituency, Wukari and the state at large.