Jalingo – The Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, has lauded the people of the state for turning out peacefully to welcome Gov. Danbaba Suntai back to the state.
Also the youths in the state have asked that Governor Suntai speak to the people so as to ascertain his ability to return to work as the governor.
Umar made the commendation in a short address on Monday in Jalingo.
He also thanked the people of the state for the show of love and affection to the governor.
Suntai has been away for medical treatment for 10 months, following his involvement in a plane crash in Yola in 2012.
He returned to the state on Sunday and was received by thousands of supporters.
Meanwhile, a group known as Coalition of Taraba Youth Movement, has called on the State’s House of Assembly to summon Suntai to speak to the people of the state.
The President of the coalition, Malam Abubakar Waziri, made the call at a news conference on Monday in Jalingo.
Waziri noted that people of the state had been praying for the ailing governor for the past 10 months and now that he had returned, the uncertainty surrounding his health should be put to rest.
“We want Gov. Suntai to speak to the people of the state, either through the media or at the House of Assembly.
“The state is in a state of confusion now because the people do not know what to believe,” he said.
Suntai has not uttered a word neither has he made any public appearance as his family and personal aides said that his doctors had advised that he should rest for at least 72 hours after his return.