BREAKING: Abel Diah Resigns As Taraba Speaker

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Peter Abel Diah, has resigned his position on Sunday.

According to Punch, the speaker confirmed his resignation on Sunday. 

The report said Diah until Sunday morning was in control of 15 members against Governor Darius Ishaku’s nine.

The State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Victor Bala Kona, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu, were said to have  led the project of the removal of the Speaker by paying huge sums of money to Lawmakers to seal the deal.

A confidant of the Deputy Governor said N20 million was paid to another Lawmaker on Sunday to make up the number of 11 PDP lawmakers and that five APC members of the House were also lobbied to signed the impeachment of Mr. Diah.

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Abel got into problem with Governor Ishaku following the removal of the erstwhile Deputy Speaker, Mohammed Gwampo who was accused of leaking the secret of the House to the Governor.

Ishaku who was fingered in the plot to impeach the Speaker was alleged to have dolled out over N200 million to his loyalists to execute the plot, the allegation Governor Ishaku’s media aide, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu has denied.

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