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Rare political maturity in Taraba

12 November 2013, 13:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - In a rare show of political maturity in the volatile Taraba State, Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has congratulated the newly-elected Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly, Josiah Sabo Kente.

Kente replaces Haruna Tsokwa who died earlier this month.

The Governor, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Mijinyawa, commended members of the House for their “maturity” during the election of the new speaker.

Governor Danbaba explained that the House needed “sound-minded” persons like Kente in its leadership and wished him well while steering the “mantle of leadership.”

Similarly, former Speaker of the House, Istifanus Haruna Gbana has congratulated the new Speaker.

Gbana described the newly-elected speaker as a “humble and dedicated lawmaker” and wished him success as the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly.

Before Kente was elected as the new speaker, he had on three occasions vied for the position but was unsuccessful.

It was established that he belonged to the same camp with the late speaker who reportedly was against politicians that attempted to block Danbaba Suntai’s resumption of his governorship role after returning from his a lengthy medical trip abroad.

The ensuing stalemate is one in a series of volatility in the state.

Earlier this week, the Deputy Speaker, Adamu Tanko Maikarfi survived an attempt on his life by unknown assailants.

– CAJ News



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