In what appears to be a power play by lawmakers, Adamawa State House of Assembly has continued to be under lock and keys for the second week running.
The reason behind this was the plot by 11 members of the house to unseat the Speaker, Hon. Ahmadu Umar Fintiri.
According to the aggrieved 11 members the Fintiri’s sins, amongst others were his high handedness and maladministration.
The House was scheduled to sit last week, but shifted it to Monday, following threat by 11 of the 25 lawmakers to pass a vote of no confidence on Fintiri.
However, some lawmakers and staff, who showed up for work on Monday were denied entry by policemen, who said there was a directive not to allow anybody in.
A statement from the 11 lawmakers signed by their spokesman, Umar Abdulkareem, representing Nassarawo/Binyeri, pressed for the opening of the House for normal legislative business.
“We members of the Adamawa House of Assembly under the leadership of Hon Jerry Kumdisi wish to categorically state that the Adamawa State House of Assembly complex, which is under seal, should be unsealed to enable the house to resume its legislative functions.
“By tradition, the chamber is the designated place for legislative business, even though it can sit in any part of the state to legislate for good governance, peace and stability.
“The stalemate in the House is as a result of high-handedness and maladministration by Ahmadu Umar Fintiri.
“We therefore urged the good people of Adamawa State to be calm and remain law abiding, as this stalemate will soon be resolved,” Abdulkareem said.