Go Back To US and Continue Your Treatment, Taraba Lawmakers Tell Gov Suntai
Lawmakers in the Taraba state House of Assembly has adjudged the ailing governor of the state, Mr Danbaba Suntai unfit to assume duties and advised him to return to return to the United States to continue his treatment.
Announcing the decision of the lawmakers whom yesterday paid the governor a visit to assess his state of health, the Speaker of State House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa, said they were convinced from the visit that Mr. Suntai was unfit to return to office.
Mr. Tsokwa, who addressed journalists in Jalingo on Thursday morning, said the governor must return to the U.S. to continue his rehabilitation programme and only come back to run his office when he is fully fit.”
Mr. Suntai, who appeared apparently ill during his arrival on Sunday, has made no public appearance or given an address since his arrival, fuelling speculation about the state of his mind and capacity to lead the state.
The critically ill governor issued an immediate notification to the House of Assembly signaling his preparedness to resume work, but the lawmakers insisted he addressed them before approving his letter.
On Wednesday, announced the dissolution of the cabinet and named Justice, Timothy Kataps, as new Secretary to the State Government and Aminu Jika as the new Chief of Staff.
But the acting governor, Mr. Umar, dismissed the order as null and void, and laid claim to the office hours later.
The declaration heightened the political tension in the state that has endured months of uncertainty as both sides jostled for authority and sought to outplay the other long before Mr. Suntai returned to Nigeria.
A source close to the state Assembly said some members loyal to Mr. Umar had commenced scouting for signatures preparatory for the commencement of impeachment proceedings against the ailing governor.
The source indicated that the impeachment plan had already reached advanced stage with only two more signatures needed to get the required number of members necessary to actualize the plot.
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