The Displaced Tiv people in Wukari Local government of Taraba State have appealed to Governor Darius Ishaku to implement the recommendations of his government’s peace committee recommendations towards providing enduring solutions to the Tiv/Jukun crises.
They believe this will enable them to partake in next year’s general election if the governor makes a formal pronouncement on the white paper that would aid their return to their ancentral homes in Wukari
The group made the call at the Palace of the Aku Uka of Wukari where they converged to pay homage and felicitate with the monarch, Manu Ishaku Ada Ali, Matakitswen who was recently presented staff of office as the 25th Aku Uka of Wukari.
The fallout of Tiv/Jukun crises is now having negative effect on members of the Tiv community in Wukari Local government in Taraba State.
The members of Tiv community who have been out of their ancentral homes for over three years are now eager to return home and participate in the forthcoming general election.
At this visit of the palace of Aku Uka the Tiv leaders expressed gratitude to the traditional ruler for his stand on peaceful coexistence of the warring tribes.
They use the forum to express their concern over the plight of their kinsmen who had been forced out of their ancestral homes with their economic and social lives destabilised
This has thrown women and children into a hopeless situation that would require urgent intervention from the state government
They expressed eagerness to return to Wukari to participate in the 2023 general elections if the government would do the need.
The monarch in his speech expressed confidence that peace building efforts by Governor Darius Ishaku would address their demands.
The Ishaku administration has done much to end the Tiv/Jukun crises it inherited through various reconciliation committees that were set up and the implementation of their recommendations