Taraba Assembly Ratifies Resolution On Umar As Acting Governor
Jalingo — The Taraba State House of Assembly yesterday passed a resolution adopting the decision of its executive session of August 29, 2013 mandating the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar to continue to run the affairs of the state.
The house passed the resolution with nine members in attendance which according to the deputy clerk, Mellah Ongu had formed a quorum. The House maintained that the Acting governor is in charge.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Tanko Maikarfi who presided over the session pointed out that the session was necessary to adopt the resolution of the executive session.
After reading a copy of the resolution to members present, Aminu Umar Jalingo representing Jalingo II constituency moved a motion for the adoption and was seconded by Mohammed Gayam, member representing Gashaka constituency.
The Deputy Speaker then called for a voice vote and the members present unanimously voted in favour of the resolution.
He thereafter directed the office of the Clerk of the house to communicate to the Acting Governor the resolution of the House.
When contacted to comment on the development, Majority Leader of the House, Joseph Albasu Kunini said he was not aware of the decision. He said he had just returned to the state from Abuja and promised to speak to our correspondent today.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Suntai on Media and Publicity, Silvanus Giwa said he could not comment for now when Daily Trust phoned him.
Meanwhile, Chief Press Secretary to Taraba Acting Governor, Kefas
Sule, yesterday debunked reports making the rounds that banks were not honouring cheques emanating from the acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar.
Kefas said there was no truth in such information, adding that he spoke with the Chief Accountant of the state who confirmed that nothing of such was currently going on.