Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Garba Remains Acting Governor In Taraba, Says Taraba Speaker -PM News, Lagos
thenorthern Nigerian state of Taraba, when he is clearly unfit to
rule, may have had their gambit explode in their faces.
Members of the Taraba House of Assembly appear not willing to play
along as the Speaker, Mr Haruna Tsokwa, declared today that Alhaji
Garba Umar, remains the Acting Governor until Suntai, is able to come
out and address the assembly.
Tsokwa, who addressed a press conference in Jalingo on Tuesday, said
that the house was thankful to God that Suntai had returned to the
He said that the leadership of the house was not allowed access to the
governor since he returned on 24 August and he had not been seen in
Suntai: House wants him to speak out
The speaker expressed worry that "a cabal'' was working relentlessly
to cause confusion in the state in order to hijack the state
Tsokwa described the group orchestrating and replicating the Yar'Adua
saga as `desperate and selfish politicians' that had no interest of
Taraba at heart.
"As elected representatives of our people, we will be failing in our
duty tothe electorate and to God Almighty if we allow this development
to continue. Our request is very simple.
"We want our dear governor to resist the temptation of those who want
touse him to achieve their selfish interest and come out and address
the people of our dear state through their elected representatives.
"If on the other hand the governor is not fit to address the people,
then itmeans that the governor is not fit to run the affairs of the
state and the house will have no hesitation in granting him leave to
go back for furthertreatment.
"In making this request, we have no other motive than love of our dear
state as well as the well-being of our dear governor and the happiness
"We are firmed that Taraba belongs to all, irrespective of their
rigorous affiliation, and therefore call on our people to demonstrate
for the state and live in peace with one another,''