The Adamawa state House of Assembly Chief whip,Hon. Hassan Mamman Barguma has revealed many shady deals committed by Abdularaham Isa Abubakar the suspended lawmaker representing Mubi south in the state House of Assembly,as the hidden truth that must be told to the people of the state.
The former chairman on standing committee of information of the House,who granted an interview to journalist in his office in Yola at state Assembly complex, said that relevant constitution section would be invoked to protect sanity of the nation’s constitution of 100 days sitting requirement by the lawmakers.
Barguma said this in defence of the myriads lies and unfounded allegations purported against the Governor and 24 lawmakers of the House that led to the suspension of Hon.Abdulraham Abubakar member representing Mubi South.
Hassan continued to lament that the embattled lawmaker out of ignorance went to EFFC alleging that the executive Governor was wrong to go and collect an over draft of 3Billion naira in the Bank to pay salaries in the state without the knowledge of the Honourable House.
“Unknown to him there is a provision that permit the Governor to obtain an overdraft without the knowledge of the Honourable, but if it is a loan the Governor must seek for legislative approval, you can see how ignorance and callous is he.”
According to him the suspended lawmaker has been paddling scandalous and unguided utterance against even the SSG and some commissioners on falsehood ground.
“we are not trying to shield the Governor as legislators in State house of assembly, I said it before and I will still say it,if anyone has any evidence that the Governor is deepening his hand in the coffers of public funs and we fail to do that, he should let us know, it is within our oversight functions to fight the Governor to order” Barguma said
The member representing Hong constituency who itemise and has records of shady deals committed by the embattled lawmaker which stigmatise him to be an “unfortunate” lawmaker.
He mentioned the allegation as follows;
“Of the suspended lawmaker is demanding money from the Secretary to the state Government (SSG) to give him money if he wants the House of assembly support, threatening contractors to revoked all contracts because he has the virement documents with him if they did not give him 250million naira ,also going to the ministries of finance and works demanding bribe if they want cooperation from them.”
While displaying record of their conversation to Journalist over his Telephone line, Abdulrahamn was heard and quoted as saying:
“Why should you removed me as the chairman committee on Finance, Budget and Appropriation? Injected by chief whip is it why you should be given false accusations to the people of the state? I swear I.Must blackmail the whole House if you did not return me so all of us will loss”
Abdulrahaman added that he must make money in the House that’s what is came for, even though at the moment is enjoying and getting money more than all of them in the House. Beside I have to be have money more than you because I am the chairman committee on Finance Budget and appropriation.
The embattle member who to many is a man that known to be fighting corruption base on his other responsibly of chairing a group known as “integrity group” but base on their telephone conversation he stated that his integrity is only outside the House, in as much he enter the House is no longer an integrity because all of them are bird of the same feathers.
“If unfortunate we have this kind of lawmaker in our midst this kind of lawmaker who uses his committee to be extorting people and seeking for bribe is not really fit to be called an Honourable lawmaker”.
“I bet you go to any where as far as this House is concern our hands and records are intact, you never ask this question if Isa is right with the kind of opposition we are having,don’t you think he would have gather support from other members to cause much damage? He is just a mare liar who want cheap popularity”
” I am assuring you in no distance time the truth must be revealed of all the allegations he levelled against us, as you see no EFCC take any one of us for interrogations and known this, the law to use against any suspects when found not guilty is the same law to be used to any body that takes the issue that does not have truth to EFCC, so Abdulraham should be ready to go to jail because our hands are clean all the time”. He concluded