Senator Adamu breaks silence on his sack as Northern Senators' Chairman


Senator Abdullahi Adamu [APC, Nasarawa West, ] who took a swipe at former President Olusegun Obasanjo for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari, has been removed from office as the Chairman, Northern Senators Forum, over allegations bothering on mismanagement of N70m belonging to northern governors. Adamu gave his response to the issue during an interview session with Channels TV.

Two of the senators have however felt the heat, as Adamu, who was one of the ring leaders of the opposition to the amendment, was unceremoniously removed as the Chairman of the influential NSF, while Omo-Agege recanted and withdrew his comments.

Adamu who was the arrowhead of the group of 10 senators that briefed journalists last week Wednesday, as soon as the Senate adopted the election sequence, kicked against the move. "So, in the circumstance, especially as the matter had already been referred to a committee, what I will suggest is that the committee should quickly meet with him and let us get their report as quickly as possible, so that we will be able to take a decision". He was replaced with Senator Aliyu Wamakko.

This was disclosed by the deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, at the close of plenary on Wednesday, February 21.

Other northern senators like Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi and Hamman Isah Missau, also hinged the removal of Senator Adamu as chairman of the Senate's Northern caucus on alleged mismanagement of the N70million. "Find the attached names and signatories of members", the letter read. There are some things that some of my colleagues can not say but I'm not used to holding back what is the truth. When we resumed as senators, Ahmad Lawan tendered the sum of N70 million to the 8th Senate.

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He (Ospina) played in the whole competition. "A big part is done but to be professional is to finish the job", Wenger said.

Adamu, however, refused to speak to journalists who besieged his office seeking his side of the story.

Also speaking on what informed the removal of Adamu, Melaye said, "All I will just say is simple, that the decision of the majority of the Northern Senators' Forum is that they want to have a change of leadership".

"I come from the North and I am an active member of the Northern Senators Forum".

"I think, this country is becoming a huge joke".

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, stirred controversy at the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday when he said monkeys carted away N70 million from senators' farmhouse.