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Uprising in Bauchi Assembly as 22 members ask speaker, others to resign

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
02 July 2022   |   2:38 am
The Bauchi State House of Assembly was thrown into crunch yesterday, as 22 out of 31 members of the House passed a ‘vote of no confidence’ on its leadership and asked the principal officers to resign.

Bauchi Assembly

The Bauchi State House of Assembly was thrown into crunch yesterday, as 22 out of 31 members of the House passed a ‘vote of no confidence on its leadership and asked the principal officers to resign.

The 22 members led by the Deputy Majority Leader, Baballe Abubakar Dambam representing Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam Constituency said the leadership of the House has failed in its responsibility to the members.

He said, “After our meeting held today (Friday), 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.

“As it stands 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 to do what we have done. We have passed a ‘vote of no confidence on all the leaders of the Bauchi State House of Assembly.

“We are calling on the leaders to honorably tender their resignation letters to the Clerk of the Assembly. This would allow the Honorable House the opportunity to elect its leaders in order to forge ahead.

“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 in our leaders and I am part of them. Nothing can be done right as long as this leadership remains in existence.”

He continued: “We hope that the affected people would toe 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 would not affect his administration and we will do everything possible to see that his government succeeds.”

The members also expressed displeasure over the manner the 2022 Hajj exercise was conducted, lamenting that many people could not be airlifted due to inadequate arrangements by the government.

They were bitter that those who paid in 2019 and 2020 were not considered for the exercise, saying that it was wrong for that to happen just as many of the trained officials could not make it thereby making the pilgrimage very difficult.

They said the Speaker of the House, Abubakar Suleiman, is the Deputy Leader of the exercise, yet the members were not treated well and carried along in the conduct of the exercise.