●Tips Alkinjo to replace Abel Diah
Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has perfected plans to impeach the speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Abel Peter Diah, Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper authoritatively gathered.
Several Government House sources said the governor has mobilized over 200m from the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB to ‘forcefully impeach the speaker’
A reliable source said the Majority Leader in the House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Albasu Alkinjo has been tipped to replace the speaker.
The plan to impeach the speaker is being spearheaded by PDP chairman Victor Bala Kona and Senator Joel Ikenya.
The duo held a meeting at the early hours of Friday at residence of former speaker Danlandi Gwampo where plans were mapped out to forcefully take over the State House of Assembly and impeach the speaker with minority votes.
”At 3am Friday morning, Victor Bala Kona alongside SA Political Abubakar Bawa, Joel Ikenya and a few others left Gwampo’s house to see the governor at his official residence and the sum of 200m was handed over to them to commence the project of impeaching the speaker. The governor also approved that Alkinjo be made speaker if the plans succeed.”
A lawmaker in the state said he was offered 10m by agents of the governor to support the bid to impeach the speaker, ”infact they are moving about with cash, collating names but they don’t have the majority as I speak with you. Any attempt to impeach the speaker with minority votes will spark violence in the state and i think the governor should avoid this.”
He urged Governor Ishaku to focus on developing the state rather than causing political confusion in the state.