Adamawa Lawmakers Refuted Any Move To Impeach Gov Bindow

By Tom Garba, Yola

The 25 lawmakers of Adamawa state has yesterday refuted and distance the entire leadership of the house of any move or attempt to impeach Governor Mohammadu Jibrilla Umaru Bindow.

The speaker of the House, Kabiru Mijinyawa on Monday presided over the House plenary said they are not envisioning any impeaching or any plot of such to the governor as impeachment in the past has caused serious underdevelopment in the state.

Some of the lawmakers who spoke during the plenary said the move was aimed at causing confusion and disharmony in the state.

They called on newsmen to crosscheck their facts before going to the press in order not to feed the general public with wrong information.

also during an interview session with press men shortly after the House sitting, the Chief Whiff of the house and member representing Hong constituency, Hassan Barguma said the house is not contemplating impeaching the governor as such exercise has proven counterproductive in the past.

He said for impeachment to commence, a lot of procedures has to be put in place including investigations into financial misconduct upon which public account committee would act therein setting up a 5 man panel which will look into the issue before any impeachment could be effected noting that for now none of the procedures was contemplated.

On the issue of the various cash approvals granted the executive, Barguma noted that all the approvals have met due process of the law as they were duly deliberated before being granted.

During plenary sitting, the house also approved a loan to the tune of over N900 million from Zenith Bank which would be used to settle counterpart funding for Universal Basic Education in the state.