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Taraba Speaker, Abel Diah resigns 

Abel Diah

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

In a text message to our correspondent in Jalingo, the speaker confirmed his resignation citing personal reasons.
Our correspondent gatherd that Diah had until Sunday morning was in control of 15 members against Governor Darius Ishaku’s nine.
Multiple sources in the Taraba Government House, told our correspondent that the State Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP),  Victor Bala Kona, the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu who led the project of the removal of the Speaker have allegedly paid huge sums of money to Lawmakers to seal the deal.
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,  Bala Dan-Abu has denied.