The elders say Prof. Gana and Mr. Dara addressed the media on the health status of Governor Suntai as if there were medical personnel.
Elders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State, on Monday accused a former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana, and a former presidential candidate of the National Transformation Party, NTP, John Dara, of meddling in the internal crisis in the state.
Mr Gana is an indigene of Niger State while Mr Dara hails from Kwara State although both are close associates of a former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma, who is an indigene of Taraba.
In a statement by its Chairman, Mohammed Shata and Secretary, Senator Ambuno Sunday, the group of elders condemned the non-Taraba indigenes over their role in the return of the governor, Danbaba Suntai, after seeking medical attention abroad.
“We the Taraba State PDP elders met today in Jalingo and discussed the situation in the state especially relating to the return of the Executive Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai, from Overseas Medical treatment in the USA after last year’s plane mishap,” the statement said.
“It is disheartening to note that there was breakdown in communication on the scheduled movement of the governor from the USA to Nigeria.
“Equally disturbing is the appearance of some public figures (not Taraba indigenes) notably Prof. Jerry Gana and Mr. John Dara who received the Governor and addressed the newsmedia on the health status of the governor as if there were medical personnel.
“Normally, this will not raise concern because after a long time away, friends and well wishers will certainly want to welcome him, however, the complete absence and involvement of state apparatus raised doubts as to the motives of these public figures. Their action was seen as intention to create political disunity in the harmonious state.”
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