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Taraba women speak out on political deadlock

06 September 2013, 10:08

 Abuja -  Women in Taraba State urged political leaders in the state to put aside their differences and adhere to solutions a team of People's Democratic Party proffered to resolve the impasse.

Speaking on behalf of the women, former Minister of Water Resources Dr Salome Audu Jankada, "Rather than continue fanning the ember of disunity among the peace loving people of the state, all hands ought to be on deck for the acting governor, Garba Umar to continue piloting the affairs of the state pending when the elected Governor is strong enough to resume duty."

Her sentiments came days after a PDP team resolved the deadlock in Taraba by ruling Umar should continue his role as governor on an acting capacity until governor Dunbaba Suntai fully recovered from injuries sustained during a plane crash late last year. Umar however can only make decision after consulting the recuperating premier.

Prior to the truce, Suntai had sought to re-assume office but some political leaders resisted the move.

Ex-Minister Jankada said the women are "particularly worried" by the public comments attributed to Senator Emmanuel Bwacha. Bwacha on Wednesday rejected the decision reached by the PDP team mediating in the crisis.

She said contrary to Bwacha's comments, all parties were represented at the stakeholders meeting with the Senator Hope Uzodinma-led mediating team.

"As mothers, we cannot sit down in one place with our hands folded while things are going down the drainage. The mediating team has spoken; the majority members of the House of Assembly have spoken and our PDP elders have also spoken. We are very much comfortable with their decisions, so we are here to tell the world that women of this state welcome the decision that was arrived at by the team," Jankada added.

- CAJ News


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