Rhapsodi Affos Blog Reporter

Governor Kefas Agbu of Taraba State has emphasized that the rotation of the first-class chief stool in Takum among the three ethnic groups reflects a commitment to inclusivity, fairness, and unity in both the local area and the broader state.

Addressing attendees at Rimi Primary School in Takum during the reception of the new chief, Governor Kefas reiterated the significance of the decision. Earlier in the week, he had formally presented the staff of office to the newly appointed first-class monarch, Barrister Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi, at the Government House in Jalingo, the state capital.

Highlighting the event as a milestone towards unity and adherence to legal principles in the state, Governor Kefas underscored his obligation to uphold justice and equity.

Following a ruling by the Taraba State High Court in Jalingo, which dismissed claims by the Kuteb ethnic group regarding the Takum chieftaincy, Governor Kefas reaffirmed his commitment to respecting the rule of law and judicial processes by officially recognizing the newly appointed chief.

Emphasizing that the decision to rotate the first-class chief position among the three major tribes was made with the utmost sincerity, Governor Kefas urged citizens to uphold the law and support his administration in delivering tangible benefits of democracy to all residents.

He further pledged his administration's dedication to empowering youth and women across the state, signaling a commitment to fostering inclusive development and opportunities for all segments of society.