The political power play going on in Taraba State took a different turn on Thursday as the House of Assembly sat for the first time since the return of Governor Danbaba Suntai and took far reaching decisions that have already increased the tension in the state.
Gossipersonline.Com gathered that the Assembly passed a resolution, signed by 16 members out of 24 members of the House, directing Governor Suntai to vacate office and return to hospital immediately.
The Taraba State House of Assembly also reaffirmed the deputy governor, Alhaji Garba Umar as the Acting Governor of the state, insisting that no one (Suntai's wife) will rule the state from the back door.
In a statement, the lawmakers said the decision was taken in the interest of the state:
“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. [On Wednesday] the ailing governor spoke in a manner that brought more doubt to his letter purportedly transmitted to the speaker.
“In view of the above, we, the undersigned members of the state assembly unanimously resolved at our meeting that the Deputy Governor, upon whom power was earlier transmitted to by the state Assembly, still remain the acting Governor of Taraba.
“He will continue to act in that regards until such a time the governor is capable of administering the state.”
The Speaker of the House was the presiding officer, so there was no mago-mago!