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Breaking: Taraba State House Of Assembly Speaker Resigns

The Speaker of Taraba House of Assembly, Mr Josiah Kente has resigned his position.

Kente told journalists on Monday in Jalingo said he had forwarded his resignation letter to the Clerk of the assembly.

The speaker said he took the decision in the interest of peace in the state.

Kente was elected speaker in November 2013, following the death of his predecessor, late Mr Haruna Tsokwa.

He thanked the people of the state and members of the seventh assembly for their cooperation during his one year tenure as speaker.

Following the helicopter crash involving governor Danbaba Suntai, there has been political instability in the state, as the governor who is said to be brain damaged has refused to step aside.

Only last week, the Supreme Court sacked Taraba State’s acting governor, Garba Umar, and ordered the reinstatement of Abubakar Danladi, a former deputy governor who was impeached before Mr. Umar took over.

Mr. Danladi was the first deputy governor who ran on the same ticket with Governor Danbaba Suntai. He was impeached shortly before Mr. Suntai took ill after an air crash.

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