Thursday, August 29, 2013
Lawmakers to Suntai: You’re unfit to resume
Thursday morning as 16 out of the 24 members of the Taraba State House
of Assembly barred ailing state governor, Danbaba Suntai, from
resuming work, because of his feeble state.
The decision of the lawmakers followed a prolonged meeting with the
governor last night, during which, they came to grips with the true
state ofhis health.
*Suntai back in Nigeria: The ailing Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba
Suntai arriving Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on Sunday.
Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
In a statement released to journalists, the 16 lawmakers insisted that
Suntai was unfit to resume and that they doubted the author of the
letter,which was sent to the House of Assembly on Monday.
Based on their assessment of Suntai, the lawmakers authorised Garba
Umar, his deputy, who has been acting as the governor of the state in
the last ten months, to continue to hold fort until Suntai was fit to
steer the ship of state.
The 16 lawmakers opposed to Suntai's resumption of work, are led by
theSpeaker of the House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa, who had on Tuesday
warned that Suntai could not resume unless he addressed them.
The Speaker, who is believed to be loyal to the acting governor, was
also at the 'meeting' with Suntai on Wednesday night.