CNPP Demands Probe Of Suntai’s Health As Assembly Approves Request To Resume Work

Danbaba Suntai-TarabaThe Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has called on the Taraba State House of Assembly to set up a medical panel to examine the state of health of Gov. Danbaba Suntai.

This came just as members of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Tuesday gave the nod to recuperating Governor Danbaba Suntai to resume work based on his claim that he was fit enough to carry on with the task of administering the state.

The CNPP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Osita Okechukwu, made the call on Tuesday in Abuja.

Okechukwu reacted to the alleged moves to allow Suntai resume duties as the governor of the state.

He said this was in accordance with the provision of the constitution which stipulates that a medical panel should be set up to determine health status of the governor in such circumstances.

Suntai returned on Aug. 24 after a 10-month treatment abroad following injuries he sustained from a plane crash in 2012.

Okechukwu said that the constitution also provided for Suntai‘s personal physician to be on the medical panel to certify the true state of his health.

“We thank God that the man survived the accident, but in spite of that, the constitutional provision must be strictly adhered to in such circumstance.

“The House of Assembly should immediately set up a medical panel to investigate the matter and to determine if Suntai is capable or incapable of carrying out his constitutional functions.

“If Suntai is found to be sound, for God sake, he should continue with his functions, but if incapable, he should hand over to the acting governor,’’ he said.

Okechukwu, who is a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), insisted that the provisions of the constitution should be adhered to at all times.

He said that the constitution made clear provisions on what should be done to ascertain the medical fitness or otherwise of a governor or the president. (NAN)

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