But a source in the camp of the Acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, told SaharaReporters that the cabinet dissolution by Mr. Suntai's wife carries no effect, and urged all Tarabans to disregard it and go about their normal duties.
In addition to the cabinet, Suntai also purportedly removed several key officials, including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) and the Chief of Staff, whom he replaced immediately.
Interestingly, the new SSG is Kataps. Into the office of Chief of Staff, Sutai named Alhaji Aminu Jika.
Despite all of his frenetic political activism, the governor has yet to be seen or heard. The changes were all announced by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Sylvanus Giwa, who directed the affected officials to hand over to their respective Permanent Secretaries with immediate effect.
The announcement of Kataps’ new office was made by the Commissioner of Information, Emmanuel Bello.
Sources told Saharareporters that the bizarre cabinet dissolution was hatched by Mrs. Hauwa Suntai, the wife of the ailing governor who is illegally occupying the government house using her brain-damaged husband as a shield and a multi-pronged weapon.
The Acting Governor and several commissioners including security chiefs in the state attended a meeting where they planned to adequately respond to the ruse, our source stated.
Governor Suntai was piloting a light Cessna aircraft in October 2012 when it crashed in Yola, Adamawa State. He was airlifted to Germany where he began to receive treatment for severe brain injuries, and later to the United States for further treatment and rehabilitation.
Doctors however said that he suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in the crash, and that those injuries were too severe for him to be expected to return to normal life. Upon his return to the country on Sunday, it was observed that he was constantly being assisted. He is barely able to perform elementary tasks, and cannot speak coherently or remember things.
The day after his arrival, however, his handlers said he had sent a letter to the House of Assembly indicating his readiness to return to work, a letter that is known to have been forged.
The House has invited the governor to speak to it about his health and his plans, an invitation he has yet to honour. Several officials who have tried to visit the governor have been told by his wife that he is “asleep.”
Source: Sahara Reporters