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Adamawa lawmaker faces recall threats
  •  As another group passes a votes of confidence on him

 

From Tom Garba, in Yola

The lawmaker representing Hong Constituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly,Hon Hassan Mamman Barguma is facing a recall threat by a group of youths coalition under the leadership of Sheriff Waziri.

According to Waziri, INEC will expectedly release voter’s register for Hong constituency on Tuesday 24th April, 2018 for the recall of the Member representing the area (Hong).

Sheriff had earlier submitted an application to INEC on 12th April ,2018 demanding on voter’s to recall their member, who they accused of  mortgaging their mandate

”The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in the State had assured us that the voter’s register will be available on Tuesday for them to proceed with the recall process”, Sheriff said.

This is coming at a time when another group under the umbrella of Hong Youth Movement has passed a vote of confidence on the representation of Hon Barguma.

The leader of the group, Dahiru Usman while addressing journalists at the premises of the State’s assembly complex noted that their area has never had a lawmaker who is representing them well like Barguma.

Dahiru disclosed that the feats he has recorded in the House are not only for the growth of Hong constituency but the generality of the State.

”His hard work is making him a strong voice to reckon with in the House, no wonder he is having a steady, noticeable growth in politics so fast; he grew from Chief whip to M ajority Leader; is a man with probably the highest numbers of laws and many bills waiting to become laws in the legislature.

”The resolutions and contributions he has been making in the house are making us proud and we are not regretting to have him as our member; and we willnot waste time in bringing him back to represent us again”, Dahiru said.

However, another spokesman of the coalition and a  concerned citizen of Hong, Mr Samson Maspalma expressed confidence in INEC as regards the accelerated processing of their submission, reiterating the demand for the voters register  to speed up  the recall process.

Samson opined that their is  anxiety in Hong, particularly among the constituents who had voted for the lawmaker, as the entire people of Hong are regretting to have voted for him as their representative.

He explained that there has been  high level of  incompetence, representation and lack of dividends of democracy in the case  the embattled lawmaker.

When contacted, the REC, Barr Kassim Gaidam said INEC will provide their demands in line with the constitutional provisions and Electoral Act 2010, but advising the youths to employ dialogue which, according to him, is critical in the democratic dispensation.

Recall that the house during its recent session recommended for the removal of the boss of  college of education Hong, Dr Pongri Johnson – a situation  some citizens of Hong perceived to be facilitated by Hassan Barguma of financial mismanagement committee.

The action triggered political rigmarole in Hong, leading to the recall process against  the lawmaker .

Chairman committee on Budget and Appropriation,Hon Abdulrahaman Isah said those waging war through the recall of Barguma are enemies of Adamawa state.

Isah revealed that Barguma is a valuable asset whose intelligence in the house is enviable and has done well in delivering dividends of democracy.

Isah, who is popularly known as Mr. integrity advised Hong constituents to hold Hassan in high esteem because of his credible contributions in the floor of the House and  for remaining one of the most vibrant lawmaker, who is only after the State’s progress.

All efforts to contact the embattled lawmaker  for his reaction came to naught  as his phone lines were all the time showing ”busy”, but unconfirmed sources said he described the recall process as a fruitless venture by people who do not want change and prefer old fashioned way of doing things.

 

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