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Suntai Has Recovered And Now Fit To Resume, Says Ex-Adamawa Gov

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MR. BONI HARUNA

MR. BONI HARUNA

Immediate past governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna has declared recuperating Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, as fit to resume his constitutional duties as the executive governor of the state.

Mr. Haruna, accompanied by his wife on a visit to Suntai at Government House, Jalingo, where they spent several hours with the recuperating governor, said the most important thing is that Suntai is surrounded by capable hands, including his deputy, Alhaji Garba Umar, who can complement his efforts.

The former Adamawa governor was clad in his trademark ash-colored Safari suit while Suntai was dressed in a cream-colored traditional gown and trousers also known as ‘baban-riga’.

From the governor’s expansive living room, the two men went to sit outside in white plastic chairs where they held discussions for several hours.

Most of the talk centered on Suntai’s air crash and the political impasse in Taraba State.

Present were their aides and reporters, who later interviewed the former Adamawa governor.

Haruna warned politicians, particularly the Taraba State House of Assembly members to stop playing to the gallery by politicizing Suntai’s health.

“Governor Suntai is fit to take charge now,” stated Haruna, who expressed surprise at why some overzealous persons in the state have continued to play politics with the governor’s health, thereby denying him the right to resume office.

Haruna said he was unhappy with the way and manner the Taraba lawmakers were handling the political crisis which erupted when Suntai returned from a 10-month medical sojourn abroad following injuries he sustained when an aircraft he piloted crashed near Yola, Adamawa state capital in October 2012.

He said the crisis in Taraba were issues of “morality and the constitution”.

“It is not my intention to dabble into the affairs of Taraba, but as a leader I have a responsibility to do so.

“The issue of health or ill-health is not in the control of anybody, it is with God and anybody could be involved in an accident.

“The constitution does not give a time frame within which if you don’t recover, you should be removed from office. And in his case, Suntai has recovered”, he declared.

Information Nigeria recalled that the Taraba State House of Assembly declared Suntai medically unfit to resume duties as executive governor and advised him to return to the U.S to continue his treatment while his deputy, Umar, continues in acting capacity until such a time that he is fully fit to take charge of affairs of the state.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

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“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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