BY OKEY NDIRIBE
A group of ex-Commissioners from Taraba State have raised the alarm over the alleged plot by the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, to arrest ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai.
The alarm was raised in Abuja by Mr Rebo Usman on behalf former Commissioners of Suntai while speaking on the political crisis which has gripped the state since their former principal was involved in an air crash in 2012.
“ Umar plans to put Suntai under house arrest in order to enable him achieve his goal of becoming the governor of the state through illegal means”, Usman said.
The group further alleged that as part of the plot, Umar sacked five Commissioners who refused to cooperate with him in his bid to unseat Suntai through the production of a medical report which would have declared the ailing state chief executive as incapacitated.
Umar was also accused of sponsoring the change which took place in the leadership of the state House of Assembly for the purpose of “paving the way for a new leadership that would have helped him actualise his goal based on the medical report”.
The group observed that Umar waged a propaganda war against Suntai using the governor’s state of health as his focal point.
The former Commissioners called on President Goodluck Jonathan to act fast and prevent the situation in the state from degenerating into anarchy.