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BREAKING: Taraba State Speaker Abel Diah resigns

The embattled Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Abel Diah, on Sunday resigned his position, following weeks of political intrigues.

In a text message to Punch correspondent in Jalingo, the Speaker confirmed his resignation, citing personal reasons.

Punch gathered that Diah had, until Sunday morning, been in control of 15 members, against Governor Darius Ishaku’s nine.

Multiple sources in the Taraba Government House told Punch Correspondent that N20 million was paid to a lawmaker on Sunday to make up the number of 11 PDP lawmakers and that five APC members of the House were also lobbied to sign the impeachment of Mr. Diah.

Abel got into problem with Governor Ishaku following the removal of the erstwhile Deputy Speaker, Mohammed Gwampo.

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