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Taraba Crisis: PDP committee affirms Umar as Acting Gov. of the state

UmarThe People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Fact-Finding Committee on the health condition of Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba has affirmed Alhaji Garba Umar as the Acting Governor of the state.

Briefing Journalists after about a two-hour close door meeting, the committee Chairman, Sen. Hope Uzodima, stated that the impasse had been resolved with all stakeholders including Suntai’s wife, Hauwa.

He said the acting governor should from time-to-time for consultation with Suntai on major political issues in the state, while he (Suntai) recuperates.

The committee chairman further stressed that the issue was a purely PDP in-house problem which, as a family, could be sorted out amicably.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Suntai returned to the state on August 25, after 10 months of medical treatment abroad, following his involvement in a plane crash in October 2012.

Uzodima’s committee, which was received at the Jalingo airport by the acting governor and many top government functionaries, visited Suntai briefly in his official residence.

NAN also reports that two parallel organs of governments were being run in the state before Tuesday’s resolution as three commissioners had complied with the purported dissolution of the State Executive Council.

The three commissioners had handed over their offices to the permanent secretaries of the ministries while four commissioners did not comply.

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