by Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo
The Taraba State House of Assembly, yesterday, set up a five-man panel to verify the health status of Governor Danbaba Suntai. It will be recalled that the Suntai returned to the country as the House of Assembly was on the verge of investigating his health status last week.
This decision followed the receipt of a resolution of the state Executive Council meeting of September, 2014. By so doing, the Assembly is evoking the provisions of Section 189, Sub Section 1b and 189 Sub Section 4 of the Constitution which requested the Speaker to appoint a medical panel to verify the health condition of the governor.
In a statement, the Taraba State Speaker, Hon. Josiah Kente, said he was compelled to set up the panel in accordance with the Constitution following the resolution passed by the state Executive Council mandating him to do so.