From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos
Cabals are currently hiding ailing Taraba state governor, Danbaba Suntai from the public, including the state acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar and a delegate from the presidency, in the house of retired military general and elder statesman TY Danjuma in Asokoro Abuja sources have alleged.
Peoples Daily last night gathered that the cabals, allegedly led by former Defence minister, reportedly turned down a delegate sent by President Jonathan to visit governor Suntai.
A member of the delegate last night said, “We could not get clearance to enter the compound from the governor associates. The delegate, after spending hours at the gate left in anger.
Sources around the state Acting governor said all effort made by the Umar to meet with his principal ailing Governor Danbaba Suntai days after he returned to Nigeria are been frustrated by the cabals around him.
Peoples Daily also gathered that Governor Suntai was deliberately brought into the country to frustrate the acting governor from emerging the PDP flag-bearer for the 2015 governorship election in the state.
Governor Suntai, who was flown into Abuja on Saturday night, in activities shrouded in controversy, has been housed at the multi million mansion of General TY Danjuma in Abuja.
Sources said Suntai’s deputy, who is currently acting, has made several efforts to meet with his principal but Governor Suntai’s associates has continue to denied him access to his boss.
The cabals had earlier deliberately misinformed the acting governor details of the governor’s arrival on Saturday night.
The acting governor was kept waiting for his boss arrival at domestic wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, in Abuja, while the chartered plane convening Governor Suntai was landing at the International section of the airport.
The governor was reportedly whisked away before the arrival of the state government delegation led by the acting governor.
“The acting governor has not meet with his boss, he’s has made several efforts but the people around the man are blocking him.
“They started by giving us wrong information about his flight; we were waiting at the domestic terminal of the Abuja airport, but he was received by the cabals at international terminal.
“The acting governor made efforts to join them but they left leaving us at the airport since then no communication has been established between Suntai and the acting governor,” the source said.