Adamawa: Confusion over Plots to Impose Speaker

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Adamawa: Confusion over plots to impose Speaker
Plot to impose confusion in Adamawa raises dust
Wale Akintunde-Yola

There is confusion in Adamawa State over allegation
s of plots to
impose a Speaker on the State Assembly in the soon-
to-be
inaugurated 8
th
Assembly in the state.
Sources alleged that a powerful individual in the s
tate is already
making moves to anoint and impose a speaker for the
new
assembly that would be unveiled next month.
But Mallam Abdulrahaman Abubakar, Adamawa State Hou
se of
Assembly member-elect for Mubi South Constituency o
f
Adamawa, re-iterated his colleagues commitment to e
nsure the
emergence of a popular and competent candidate as t
he Speaker of
the House 8th Assembly.
Abubakar who is the chairman of the newly formed In
tegrity
Forum by the House of Assembly members-elect, alleg
ed that
there was move by a leading politician to impose a
speaker on the
house, a development he said the members had vowed
to reject.
Abubakar, who was elected under the platform of the
All
Progressives Congress (APC) said that the members o
f the APC
dominated house had resolved to have a speaker from
the Central
zone of the state since the Governor-elect and his
Deputy are from
the Northern and Southern zones respectively.
“We have a particular person in mind who is good an
d equal to the
task. But a political leader in the state is trying
to foist somebody
on us but we will reject that”, Abubakar said.
He said one of the major roles of the integrity gro
up was to ensure
that the house operated in accordance with the cons
titution of the
country.
On the recent appeal by some members-elect to the s
tate
government to sponsor them for an induction course
in Abuja,
Abubakar said such members were on their own and th
at what they
did was not the collective decision of the members-
elect.
“Nobody send them to Government House to solicit fo
r
sponsorship; what they did was not our collective d
ecision”,
Abubakar said

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