Taraba lawmakers summon Gov. Danbaba Suntai

To substantiate his claim that he is ready and capable of resuming his official duties as governor, lawmakers in Taraba State have summoned ailing Danbaba Suntai to address them.

The lawmakers’ summon followed a letter written by Suntai to them, informing them of his return to the country and desire to resume his official duties.

They are still not sure if Suntai has sufficiently recovered to resume his duties, considering his inability to speak to anyone since he returned from America.

Suntai who returned to the country on Sunday after 10 months overseas for medical treatment following injuries he sustained in a plane crash, is said to be holed up inside the Government House at Jalingo and refused to see anybody.

On arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Sunday, Suntai who looked frail and unable to walk unassisted was guided into a waiting car by two of his aides who held him by the arms.

He neither spoke to journalists nor acknowledged the cheers by hundreds of his supporters who came to the airport to welcome him.

However, the governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako was allowed to see him yesterday in the inner office of the Government House. Nyako, it was learnt, prayed for the sick governor and wished him speedy recovery.

Efforts by the lawmakers to see Suntai yesterday were rebuffed by his security aides who turned them back at the gate of the Government House. Due to the inability of the lawmakers to have an audience with the governor, they postponed deliberations on the letter written by Suntai, seeking to take over the reins of government from his deputy, Alhaji Umar Garba, who has been acting in his absence.

Meanwhile, the Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, has lauded the people of the state for turning out peacefully to welcome Governor Suntai back to the state.

Umar made the commendation in a short address in Jalingo, yesterday.

He also thanked the people of the state for the show of love and affection to the ailing governor.

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