From Tom Garba, Yola
The Adamawa State House of Assembly has declared that its former Chairman on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Abdurahman Abubakar representing Mubi South who was suspended on alleged bribery scandal is at the risk of losing his seat if he fails to meet up with the constitutional requirement of 100 days sitting.
The Chief Whip of the House, Honourable Hassan Burgumah at a press conference held at the Conference Hall of the House of Assembly said that relevant constitutional sections would be invoked to protect sanctity of the 100 days sitting requirement by the lawmakers.
Burgumah explained that Abdulrahaman was suspended for three months on allegation that he was demanding bribes from some contractors working in the state, including the Secretary to the State Government(SSG) .
“The record is there for anybody to verify, Abdulhaman asked SSG to give him money if the governor wants support of the House. He even went ahead to threaten some contractors working in Mubi, to give him money. Because of his questionable character we decided to dissolve the committee he headed which he had turned to a meal ticket,” Burgumah said.
The Chief Whip stated that although the suspended member took the House to court to seek an injunction directing the House to stay action on him pending the determination of the suit, he added that the court injunction he sought was belated because the erring lawmaker had started serving his suspension before he went to the court.
It would be recalled that members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly suspended Isa for three months over a virement letter of Governor Mohammadu Jibrilla Bindow sent to the House which the suspended lawmaker objected to on technical grounds.