The assembly, in a statement by its Speaker, Haruna Tsokwa, and 15 other members, also reaffirmed Alhaji Garba Umar as the acting governor of the state.
“Be that as it may, we the undersigned members of the state assembly have unanimously resolved in our meeting that the deputy governor, upon whom power was earlier transmitted by the State House of Assembly, still remains the Acting Governor of Taraba State and he will continue to act in that regard until such a time the governor is capable of administering the state,” they added in the statement
“What yardsticks and parameters did they use to say the governor is not fit? These people visited the governor yesterday (Wednesday) and he recognised all of them by their faces and names; it is totally unfair of them to turn around and say he is unfit to rule,” he added.
“These people are not fair to his Excellency, and they are wicked. Taraba people are not with them, and even the Majority Leader of the House has disassociated himself from them. What they are doing is unconstitutional and a violation of Nigerian laws,” he said.
“Have they subjected the governor to medical check? Can they give us a medical report? As far as the people of Taraba are concerned, the governor is not sick; he addressed them yesterday(Wednesday) and they are satisfied with his state of health,” he said.
“Members of the public should ignore yesterday’s (Wednesday) announcement of the purported dissolution of the state executive council and the appointment of a new SSG as well as CoS.”
“And even then, legislative business can only be lawfully done during plenary on the floor of the House and not in private or other premises.
“Section 189 (4a) and (4b) states that in a case where the governor is showing unfitness of sorts, the Speaker shall constitute a five-member medical panel to which the ‘personal physician of the governor must be a member,’’