Erratic Gov Suntai Killed in Plane Crash



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Reports this evening said Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba state has been killed in a plane crash.The governor died at  Yola airport  today when a small plan he reportedly  piloted crashed.

Why did he decide to fly himself when he has an official  pilot? Those close to him were not surprised that he piloted  himself as he was said to have crashed ‘near a burial ground in the Taraba state capital’,Jalingo  not long ago but he survived  that incident.

Someone following his political trajectory  also recalled that his political opponents had some years back  filed a case in court that the he was mentally unstable.But the case seems to have been hushed up some how as there seems to be no confirmation of that fact.

‘No matter what any body says, Suntai was very erratic and unpredictable’, said a citizen of the state.Recently, the state House of Assembly impeached his deputy apparently at the governor’s  prompting.Sadly , he has died just weeks afterwards.

Danbaba Danfulani Suntai was born on 30 June 1961 at Suntai Town in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State. He attended Federal Government College, Kano (1975–1980) and the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1980–1981). He was admitted to Ahmadu Bello University where he read Pharmacy and graduated in 1984. He did his internship at Yola Specialist Hospital and his National Youth Service at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State (1985–1986). He then worked at the General Hospital, Ganye in old Gongola State until 1991

Danbaba Suntai was elected Chairman of Bali Local Government (1989–1993). Joining the Taraba State civil service, he was Director-General of the Taraba State Ministry of Agriculture and National Resources (1994–1996).[3] In the 1999 elections, he was State chairman of the All People’s Party (APP), when the PDP narrowly defeated the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP).[4] In 2000, he became Chairman of Taraba State Investment and Properties Ltd. He was appointed Commissioner of the Ministry of Education (2000–2003), and worked at the Ministry of Health (2003–2005) before becoming Secretary to the Taraba State Government (2005–2007)  (Background report from Wikipedia)


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