Go back to US hospital- Taraba Assembly tells Suntai


The Taraba State House of Assembly on Thursday urged Governor Danbaba Suntai, to return to the United States’ hospital where he was on admission for further treatment.

In a statement by its Speaker, Haruna  Tsokwa, and 15 other  members, the Assembly also reaffirmed Alhaji Garba Umar as the Acting Governor of the state.

The lawmakers   claimed  that after all efforts were made by the governors aides to stop them from meeting with the returnee Governor upon his arrival in Jalingo on Sunday, it  doubted  that Suntai could  author the letter in which he asked them to hand over power to him.

 “Be that as it may, we the undersigned members of the state assembly have unanimously resolved in our meeting that the deputy governor, upon whom power was earlier transmitted by the State House of Assembly, still remains the Acting Governor of Taraba State and he will continue to act in that regard until such a time the governor is capable of administering the state,” they added in the  statement

“The leadership of the assembly made several efforts to see the governor since his arrival, but till Wednesday, they were not allowed access to him. The ailing governor spoke in a manner that brought more doubt to his purported letter which was transmitted to the speaker, the lawmakers said.

The other legislators that signed the statement were Tsokwa’s deputy, Tanko Maikarfi; Chief Whip, Mohammed Gwampo; and  the Deputy Majority Leader, Josiah Kente, the Deputy Chief Whip, Mohammed Umar; the Minority Leader, Ibrahim Imam;   the Minority Whip, Yahya AbdulRahman;    Iratsi Daki, Rashida Abdullahi, Aminu Umar, Emmanuel Dame, John Bonzena, Dr Abubakar Jugulde, Hamman  Abdullahi, Abdulkarim Mohammed and Edward Baraya.



  1. I neva knew that power can be this sweet. A ailing governor forcing himself to govern the state, despite his frailty. Or has the governor now become a robot to by manipulated by people?

  2. He better return to US to get himself treated… He can not speak to his people but can sign a letter resolving his cabinet. Incredible!!!

  3. This is a replay of what happen to late President Yar’Adua.
    A person is sick and selfish people are trying to use them to achieve their aims.

  4. God, it is 10months Governor Suntai has been down and few persons are now using his helpless state to ruin the plans you have for the people of Taraba state. God expose them and their evil deeds.


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