Governor Suntai Fit To Take Charge Now- BONI HARUNA
Recuperating Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, is fit
to resume his constitutional duties as the executive governor now, the
former governor of Adamawa State, Mr. Boni Haruna has said.He said
the most important thing is that Suntai has capable hands around,
including his deputy Alhaji Garba Umar, who can complement his efforts. Haruna, accompanied by his wife, spent several hours with Suntai at the Government House, Jalingo on Sunday. Haruna clad in an ash short-Safari suit while the governor wore a milky baban riga.From the governor’s living room, the two kinsmen of the defunct Gongola
state went to sit outside, in white rubber chairs. This discussed for
several hours. Most of the discussions centred on the governor’s air crash and the political impasse in Taraba. Present were their aides and journalists who later interviewed the former Adamawa governor.
Haruna warned politicians, particularly the Taraba State House of
Assembly members to stop playing politics with Suntai’s health.
“Governor Suntai is fit to take charge now,” stated Haruna who said he
wonders why some overzealous persons in the state have continued to play
politics with the governor’s health, thereby denying him the right to
resume office. Haruna said he was sad at the way and manner the
lawmakers in Taraba were handling the state’s political crisis which
erupted when Suntai returned from abroad after a 10-month medical
treatment of the injuries he sustained when an aircraft he piloted
crashed near Yola, Adamawa state in October last year. He said the crisis in Taraba were issues of “morality and the constitution.” “It is not my intention to dabble into the affairs of Taraba, but as a leader I have a responsibility to do so.
“The issue of health or ill-health is not in the control of anybody, it
is with God and anybody could be involved in an accident. “The
constitution does not give a time frame within which if you don’t
recover, you should be removed from office. And in his case, Suntai has