Abuja - Taraba State Acting Governor Garba Umar has denied the existence of a parallel government in the troubled region.
He dismissed reports he was at loggerheads with recuperating governor, Danbaba Suntai as "rumours".
“Let me restate the fact that there is no division in the structure of government in Taraba state. The government remains Governor Danbaba Suntai and we are all aware of the circumstances that necessitated my being designated as the Acting Governor,” Umar said in Jalingo at a stakeholder meeting with traditional rulers as well as chairmen of the sixteen local government councils.
Umar retained his position as acting governor while Suntai recovers from injuries he sustained in a plane crash last year.
“The medical condition of the governor has being improving on daily bases, what the people of the state need to engage themselves is to continue with our prayers for the almighty God to perfect his healing process,” Umar said.
He pledged to remain loyal to Suntai by adhering to his transformation agenda.
“I make bold to also declare that I am one hundred percent loyal to my boss, brother and friend, His Excellency Governor Danbaba Suntai and have not engaged myself in anything to undermine his authority.”
He added, “Whatever I have done in the past eleven months has been to continue with his policies and programmes. I have remained myself that I will continue to do so until such a time that our leader is ready to take over again.”
- CAJ News