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We can’t probe Bindow’s alleged certificate forgery allegation – Adamawa Lawmakers

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Adamawa State House of Assembly on Monday rejected a request by a political pressure group in the state, Black Cap Revolution Movement, to probe an allegation of certificate forgery against Governor Jibirilla Bindow.

Presiding over the plenary on Monday, the Speaker of the house, Kabiru Mijinyawa, acknowledged the receipt of a letter by the group, saying however that the house could not conduct the probe because the matter was already before a law court.

According to him, the probe would amount to violation of the Standing Rules of the house.

Mr Mijinyawa said: “We cannot discuss anything before the court. We have no authority to do that,” he said.

Recall that on Friday, the group had submitted a letter to the house demanding an investigation into the certificate forgery allegation hanging on the neck of Governor Bindow.

The letter, signed by the chairman of the group, Mustafa Ribadu, read: “We write this letter with all sense of responsibility and patriotism to this Honourable House to convey our concern and worry over the deafening silence of Adamawa State House of Assembly on certificate saga of His Excellency, Gov. Bindow.

“We sincerely believe the Honourable house is aware of the allegation levelled against the governor on certificate forgery, which is a criminal offence. The case is in the public domain, as it was reported by many newspapers.

“As a youth group who believes in the rule of law and tenets of our great party we found the news very disturbing and hence need urgent action from this Honourable House,” the letter read in part.


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