The state’s PDP Chairman announced the endorsement at a news briefing in Jalingo.
The State’s PDP Chairman, Mr Victor Bala, announced the endorsement at a news briefing in Jalingo.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has the right to give political appointment to any qualified Nigerian irrespective of party affiliation.
“The President has the right to appoint every qualified Nigerian into any available office. Therefore, I am very happy with this appointment.
“Look, if you ask me which political party Mustapha belongs to, I will tell you I don’t know.
“But I do know that he neither belongs to the state nor the zonal executives of the PDP.
“If they say he is a member of our party at the local level, then may be it is the ward officials that can know that.
“Mark my words it is a well-deserved appointment because Mustapha has all the necessary academic qualifications and experience to hold such an office.
“You will recall that he did well when he was the Executive Secretary of TETfund. So there can never be anything wrong with this kind of appointment, “ he said.
On the upcoming local government election, Bala said the party would use its popularity to win the election.
“Look, the PDP is the ruling party in this state since 1999, there is no opposition in Taraba.
“I assure you we will win this election come February 2017, using our popularity and, of course, our firm belief in internal democracy,“ he said.