The absurd drama playing out in Taraba State has entered another phase with Hajia Hauwa, the wife of Governor Danbaba Suntai prevailing on members of the State House of Assembly not to impeach her ailing husband.
This development followed the signing of signatures by the legislators for the impeachment of the governor, because the legislators believe he is not fit enough to resume duty after being in hospitals for 10 months as result of the life threatening injuries he sustained in a plane crash last October.
The legislators began the impeachment move yesterday after the governor announced the dissolution of the state cabinet through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Sylvanus Giwa.
Sources told P.M.NEWS this morning that Hauwa got wind of the impeachment move and quickly arranged for the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Haruna Tsokwa, and a few other legislators to visit the governor.
Since Suntai was hurriedly brought back from America last Sunday, Hauwa did not allow the Speaker or the Acting Governor, Garba Umar, to have audience with him.
Our sources said that during yesterday’s meeting with the governor, he could not recognise the Speaker or call him by his name.
Suntai was said to be muttering “oh, my friend… my friend… my friend” and faded off again.
P.M.NEWS further gathered that in spite of Hauwa’s intervention, the legislators are going ahead with their impeachment plan as 17 of them have already signed the impeachment notice.
The legislators are said to be angry about the allegedly stage-managed video of Suntai’s purported broadcast to the people of the state yesterday.
Residents of the state who spoke to P.M.NEWS this morning said there was nothing like a live broadcast by the ailing governor as reported by a section of the media today, adding that it was a stage-managed recorded tape that the state owned television station broadcast yesterday.
Our sources also said the swearing in of the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Timothy Kataps, was also stage-managed as none of the documents pertaining to his swearing in was signed by the Commissioner for Oaths.