N17 Billion Loan Request By Adamawa Governor: I Will Sue Adamawa House Of Assembly For Circumventing Due Process-Ardo
A chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in Adamawa, Dr. Umar Ardo has resolved to file a lawsuit against the Adamawa State House of Assembly for circumventing due process of law in processing the loan request for N17b by the state Governor.
In a statement signed by Ardo, he said: “I will file a lawsuit against the Adamawa State House of Assembly for circumventing due process of law in processing the loan request for N17b by the state Governor. This is a request that was submitted and read on the floor of the House on Tuesday. It was then duly referred to the House Committee on Appropriation and Budget for proper deliberations, and was given two weeks to submit its report.”
According to Ardo, he said astonishingly, in less than 24hrs, the so-called House Committee returned its so-called report recommending the approval of the loan. And the House sad in a plenary and approved the loan.
“The entire process – from submission and reading of the request, to referring the matter to the Committee, to the deliberation of the Committee, to the writing and submission of its report, to the plenary sitting and approval of the loan request – is all within 24hrs,” he said.
“Is this a joke? Are we actually serious as a people? Where on earth can this happen? Why are Adamawa people being taken for granted? What kind of government are we running in the state? What kind of representations do the people of Adamawa have? I cannot stop asking questions! Just because some people want to continue doing what they are known for – misappropriating and embezzling public funds – all sorts of rubbish is being heaped on the poor people of this state,” Ardo asked.
He said, “we must not allow this destruction of our people’s future in the name of governance to stand. To this end, therefore, I am instituting forthwith a suit against the Adamawa State House of Assembly and joining the state government and the creditor banks as due process was not adhered to in processing the legislative requirements for this loan.”