The Taraba State House of Assembly has taken a decision to put an end to the ongoing political rascality and charade in the state by asking the ailing governor, Pharm. Danbaba Suntai to return to the United States and continue his treatment.
Speaker of the Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa, who made the lawmakers’ position known on Thursday morning, asked governor Suntai to return to the U.S. to continue his rehabilitation programme and only come back to resume work when he is fully fit.
Mr. Tsokwa said the decision was based on members’ findings after they were finally allowed to visit the ailing governor on Wednesday night in Government House, Jalingo.
The Speaker said the lawmakers were fully convinced that Mr. Suntai is not fit to resume work as governor of the state.
16 out of the 24 lawmakers of the Taraba State House of Assembly, including the Speaker, Tsokwa, in a statement made available to reporters in Jalingo, barred the ailing governor from resuming work because of his feeble state.
Consequently, they empowered the deputy governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, who has been acting as governor of the state in the last ten months, to continue in that capacity until Suntai is declared fit to steer the ship of state.
The lawmakers were however, silent on the fate of the commissioners and special advisers that were purportedly sacked by Governor Suntai on Wednesday.