Suntai, Jonathan’s meeting deadlocked

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By Soni Daniel, Regional Editor, North

ABUJA—Taraba State governor, Mr. Danbaba Suntai’s meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan might have ended on a deadlock.

The pro-Suntai politicians, who flew him to Abuja to meet with Jonathan on Sunday morning left Abuja with the governor to Jalingo later in the day in a private jet, without achieving their goal: getting Jonathan to ask Suntai to resume work immediately.

*Suntai at the airport

*Suntai at the airport

Competent sources confirmed to Vanguard that Suntai, who formally met with Jonathan since returning from oversea’s medical treatment, sought the President’s intervention in the political crisis in his state, which has prevented him from taking over the reins of power from his deputy, Garba Umar.

Although, Jonathan did not make a public statement after the visit, which was facilitated by a former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma, it was learnt that the President used the visit to assess the fitness of Suntai to resume work.

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