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Bauchi lawmakers pass vote of no-confidence on speaker, others

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Twenty two out of 31 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly have passed a vote of no-confidence on the Speaker, Abubakar Suleiman, and other principal officers for lack of focused leadership and mismanagement of Hajj affairs.

The lawmakers therefore advised the principal officers to honorably resign from office or face impeachment.

Leading the 22 renegade members, the Deputy Majority Leader, Baballe Dambam, said the leadership of the House has failed in its responsibility the provide harmonious relationship between the legislature and the executive for the development of the state.

Mr Dambam, who represents Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam Constituency, as deputy Amirul Hajj, also said the speaker had mismanaged the issue of pilgrims airlift to Saudi Arabia such that those who paid 2019 were unable to go to Hajj this year.

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“After our meeting held today, Friday, 1st July 2022, twenty two members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly have resolved to pass vote of no confidence on the entire leadership of the House from today.

“As far as we are concerned, there is no leadership in the State House of Assembly. Although I’m among the leaders, but I feel the sacrifice is imperative for the collective progress of the House.

“We are calling on the leaders of the Bauchi State House of Assembly to honorably tender their resignation letters to the Clerk of the Assembly. This will allow the Honorable House the opportunity to elect its leaders in order to forge ahead,” Mr Dambam said.

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The 22 members also called on the state government led by the state governor, Bala Mohammed, to be neutral in the matter as it was meant to strengthen relationship between the legislature and the executive.


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