Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Taraba crisis deepens as Suntai sacks cabinet, names new SSG, CoS
Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Sylvanus Giwa, asked all the
affected commissioners and officials to hand over to their respective
Permanent Secretaries with immediate effect.
Although Suntai explained that the move was aimed strengthening the
administration, analysts believe the recuperating governor wants to
take greater control of his government, which has been in the hands of
those hedoes not trust, for about a year.
The undercurrent has exposed the divided loyalty between those in
support of Suntai, who returned to the country on Sunday and his
Deputy, Garba Umar, who has been acting in his absence in the last ten
While the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr. Haruna Tsokwa,
askedthe governor to come and address them at plenary as a condition
for resuming, the Majority Leader, Mr. Joseph Albasu Kunini, asked the
governor to start work with immediate effect.