A former Commissioner of information in Taraba state, Emmanuel Bello, has yesterday confirmed to the media that the state’s former Governor Dr. Dambaba Suntai is dead. Former Governor Suntai was said to have died yesterday June 28th, at home while undergoing rehabilitation for brain injuries he sustained in a plane crash at the Yola Airport in Adamawa in 2012.
Former Governor Dambaba Danfulani Suntai was born on 30th June 1961at Suntai Town in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State. He attended Federal Government College, Kano from 1975 to 1980 and the School of Basic Studies at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in Kaduna State from 1980 to 1981. He then proceeded to study Pharmacy at the Ahmadu Bello University where he graduated in 1984. He did his internship at Yola Specialist Hospital and his National Youth Service at the State Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, Ogun State from 1985 to 1986. He then worked at the General Hospital, Ganve in the old Gongola State and left in 1991.
Late Dambaba Suntai was elected as Executive Governor of Taraba State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was reelected for another four-year term on the 26th of April 2011.
May his soul rest in peace.