22 Bauchi lawmakers ask Speaker, others to resign





22 out of the 31 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the principal officers of the House and directed them to voluntary resign from their offices or face impeachment any moment from now.


The 22 members led by the Deputy Majority Leader, Baballe Abubakar Dambam representing Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam Constituency while addressing journalists at the end of their meeting at the Assembly complex, declared that the leadership of the House has failed in its responsibility to the members.


“After our meeting held today, Friday, 1st July 2022, 22 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly resolved to pass a vote of no confidence on the leadership of the House from today, we consider that as it is today, there is no leadership in the State House of Assembly, I am among the leaders but we feel that it is the right time and we must do it.
“We are calling on the leaders of the Bauchi State House of Assembly to honourably tender their resignation letters to the Clerk of the Assembly.

That will allow the Honorable House the opportunity to elect its leaders in order to forge ahead” he stressed.


 The 22 members also appealed to Governor Bala Mohammed to be neutral in the affairs of the House saying, “The Governor should not see this as a threat to him or that we are trying to sabotage his government, no, that is not our intention, it is just that we don’t have confidence on our leaders and I am part of them. Nothing can be done right as long as this leadership remains in existence.”


“We hope that the affected people will tow the path of honour and step aside because this is the right time to change the leadership of the House. We assure the Governor that the change of leadership in the House will not affect his administration and we will do everything possible to see that his government succeeded”, he concluded.


The lawmakers used the medium to express displeasure over the manner the 2022 Hajj exercise was conducted in the state, lamenting that many people could not be airlifted due to inadequate arrangements by the state government.

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