The new majority leader of the Adamawa House of Assembly, Hassan Barguma (APC-Hong), on Tuesday explained how the speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa, escaped impeachment by the members.
The house had on Monday impeached the deputy speaker and three other principal officers.
But Mr Barguma said the speaker was spared because they found out that he was not culpable in the crisis rocking the house.
“We noticed that the house was drifting and after investigation, we found out that with the exception of the Speaker, most principal officers were culpable and we decided to remove them.
“We spared the speaker because he is a gentleman and has listening ears but was misled by bad advisers (principal officers) who we insisted should go,” he said.
The majority leader said that the new change was to make the house vibrant and effective in discharging its responsibilities as regards lawmaking and oversight functions.
Mr Barguma said that the change would also ensure harmonious relationship between the APC-dominated house with the party in the state, as well as the executive.
Abdurrahman Abubakar (APC-Mubi) said 17 of the 25 lawmakers passed vote of no confidence removing the principal officers, adding that the electorate should expect vibrant legislation from the house.
He added that “the electorate have been complaining that the house is not vibrant and looks more like rubber stamp.
“But from now on, I want to assure the electorate of a vibrant assembly.”
Earlier during the plenary, Mr Mijinyawa had announced the dissolution of the House Standing Committees.
Mr Mijinyawa also announced a new sitting arrangement for members based on the emergence of new principal officers.