A group of ex-Commissioners from Taraba State have raised the alarm over the purported plot by the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, to arrest ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai.
Mr Rebo Usman, who raised the alarm on behalf of former Commissioners under Suntai in Abuja, was speaking on the political crisis which has enveloped the state since their former boss was involved in an air crash in 2012.
“Umar plans to put Suntai under house arrest in order to enable him achieve his goal of becoming the governor of the state through illegal means”, Usman said.
The group further alleged that as part of the sinister plot, the acting governor removed five commissioners from office, who refused to cooperate with him in his bid to unseat Gov. Suntai through the procurement of a medical report which would have declared the ailing state chief executive as incapacitated.
Umar was also accused of setting the stage for the change in the leadership of the state House of Assembly for the purpose of “paving the way for a new leadership that would have helped him actualize his goal based on the medical report”.
The former commissioners observed that the acting governor waged a propaganda war against Gov. Suntai using his state of health as an attack tool.
The group, therefore, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to act fast and prevent the situation in the state from degenerating into anarchy.