Taraba Governor Held Hostage by Cabal – Falana
Appraising the ongoing drama in the state following the return of the governor to the country after a ten month medical sojourn overseas, Falana stated that the purported dissolution of the state executive council by the ailing governor was illegal.
A statement from Falana, obtained by our correspondent yesterday urged members of the state executive to remain at their duty desks and to request an urgent meeting with the governor to ascertain the state of his health.
He said, “Since Governor Suntai was brought back to the country on Sunday, August 25, 2013, by a cabal of political mongers in Taraba State he has been held incommunicado by those who have held him hostage.”
Lamenting the inability of different opinion leaders to have access to the governor since his arrival into the country from the United States of America, he also flayed aides to Governor Suntai for spurning what he termed “popular demand that he address the state.
“Yesterday (Wednesday), a letter was transmitted to the House of Assembly which claimed that the Governor has since resumed duty. Out of the 24 members of the House only seven believe that the letter has not been forged.” He said.
On the way forward, he urged the state House of Assembly to refrain from screening the list of commissioners to replace the ‘sacked’ cabinet members just as he urged the government at the centre to muster the will to arrest the trend.
Citing some portions of the Constitution, Falana wrote, “Federal Government should direct the security forces to round up the coup plotters who are currently ruling Taraba state by usurping the constitutional powers of the ailing Governor.”
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