Speak to the people now- group tasks Suntai


A civil society group, the Coalition of Taraba Youth Movement, yesterday in Jalingo called on the returnee ailing governor of Taraba state, Danbaba Suntai to speak to the people of the state before assumption of office.

The President of the coalition, Malam Abubakar Waziri, who addressed a news conference yesterday in Jalingo, noted that theTaraba people had been praying for the ailing governor for the past 10 months and now that he had returned, the uncertainty surrounding his health can only be doused if the governor addressed his people.

“We want Governor Suntai to speak to the people, either through the media or at the House of Assembly.

He noted that the Taraba people were in a perplexed state “because the people do not know what to believe.”

Meanwhile, two other Civil Society groups, ‘Say No Campaign’ and ‘United Action for Democracy’ yesterday condemned the hasty transmission of the governor’s assumption letter to the Taraba Assembly, describing it as a “handiwork of political jobbers bent on satisfying selfish interest at the detriment of the state.”

Convener of the Say No Campaign, Ezenwa Nwagwu and a Director of United Action for Democracy Jaye Gaski, spoke jointly at a news conference in Abuja yesterday.

“While we sympathize with the Suntais and the people of Taraba state, we however condemn unequivocally the attempt by some political vultures within and outside the state who are bent on holding the whole state to ransom and make effective governance once again unrealistic,” said Nwagwu.



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