The bizarre spectacle of power grab by brain damaged governor of
Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai continued today in Jalingo as cabal led
by his wife and a Nigerian Senator Emmanuel Bwatcha.
The event was a swearing in for new cabinet members for the governor.
The event happened at the dining room of Mr. Suntai at the Governor's
Lodge in Jalingo, which had been converted to an office for the
purpose of giving a semblance of official activity.
Suntai forcefully read a few minutes of speech broadcast on state TV.
However, he was unstable and unclear.
After the swearing in the speaker of the state assembly, Haruna
Tsokwawalked in to see Suntai but the ailing governor did not
recognize him and others but the video was edited to look as though
the speaker's delegation was part of the swearing in ceremony. Members
of the cabal, propping up the ailing Governor to grab power, are
listed as Sylvanus Giwa, Senator Emanuel Bwatcha, Haruna Manu of the
the house of reprsentatives, state PDP chairman, Victor Bala, Aminu
Jika, who was sworn in as the new chief of staff to Mr. Suntai and the
new Secreatry to the state government, Barrister GT Kataps.