Thursday, August 29, 2013

How Can An Unfit Governor Suntai Dissolve The Cabinet In Taraba State?

BREAKING NEWS: Governor Suntai Dissolves Cabinet, Makes New Appointments

Reports reaching us from Jalingo say that the Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai has dissolved the state executive council. All special advisers also have been seen off the premises; special assistants' positions, however, remain intact.
Also, Governor Suntai, whose actions now are heavily scrutinized by the general public and his fellow politicians, has endorsed the appointments of Mr. Timothy Katap as the new Secretary to State Government (SSG), and Mallam Aminu Jika as the new Chief of Staff.
This is the second time that Mr. Jika is being appointed as the Chief of Staff to Mr. Suntai. He was first appointed when Mr. Suntai took office in 2007.
All commissioners have been directed to hand over to their respective permanent secretaries while the special advisers are to hand over to the Government House.
UPDATE: According to the New-York-based newspaper Saharareporters, the "bizarre announcement" was hatched by Mrs. Hauwa Suntai, the wife of Mr. Suntai, who is "illegally occupying the government house" and uses her ailing husband as "a shield".
A source in the camp of the Acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, revealed to Saharareporters that the cabinet dissolution by Mr. Suntai's wife carries "no effect".
Residents were "urged to disregard the purported dissolution of the cabinet and go about their normal duties."
The  acting governor and several commissioners, including security chiefs in  the state, attended a meeting where they planned to adequately respond to  the ruse, the source stated.