Gale Of Impeachment Hovers Over Adamawa House Of Assembly By Tom Garba,Yola
- Assembly Members Accuses Fintiri Of Planning To Remove Ngilari
- Ngilari Bribed 11 Lawmakers With N200 Million To Impeach Me Says Fintiri
There seems to be gale of impeachment hovering over the Adamawa State House of Assembly, this follows the recent division in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, as the premises on the early hours of Tuesday is under lock and key by the state Police Command following sinister moves by some lawmakers to impeach the Speaker Honourable Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
The members has made a move to oust the sitting speaker on allegation that their Speaker, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, has commenced plot to impeach Gov Bala Ngilari.
However, it is gathered that the 11 lawmakers were prevented from carrying out the impeachment plan, according to the House members, while addressing newsmen in Yola the Adamawa State capital, said since the emergence of Ngilari as substantive Governor of Adamawa, Fintiri who served as acting Governor was not happy and had been doing everything possible to frustrate the governor leader causing frosty relationship with the executive and the legislature.
“Our speaker has already initiated impeachment proceedings against the Governor.
“Since Ngilari became the Governor of Adamawa, Fintiri has refuse to take us to him to pay our respect”, Kundisi said.
Kundisi who was flanked by 10 other lawmakers also accused the speaker of planning to suspend some of them for distancing themselves from his plan to impeach the governor.
He also accused the Speaker of working for the opposition party alleging that he was supporting SDP candidate for Adamawa North Senatorial District and that he has not been participating in PDP campaigns in the state.
Reacting to the development, the Speaker, Ahmadu Fintiri, described the allegation as baseless.
The spokesman of the House Honourable Adamu Kamale said that after the failed attempt by the lawmakers to impeach the speaker they hurriedly went to the government house to hold press conference.
He maintained that Governor Nggilari sponsored the impeachment of the speaker by doling out N200million to the eleven law makers.
Kamale accused the governor of perpetrating anti-party activities by recruiting members of opposition parties to remove the speaker.