Adamawa Assembly Speaker sacks Chief Whip, reshuffles committees

Speaker of the Adamawa state Assembly,
Kabiru Mijinyawa has removed the the
Chief Whip, Hassan Barguma, and the
Deputy Chief Whip, Abubakar Isa, from
their positions.
Mijinyawa made the announcement at the
House plenary on Thursday, June 9, 2016.
The chairman of the House Committee on
Information, Hassan Barguma and reassigned
him to be in charge of committee on
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
The move which took most lawmakers by
surprise, is being perceived by many as a
move to stamp his authority following
speculations of impeachment threat against
him.
Mijinyawa appointed the House Deputy
Speaker as the new chairman of the
Committee on Information, while the speaker
as vice chairman.

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The speaker had months ago spoken about the
threat to impeach him for allegedly not
“carrying everyone along.”
“I can’t carry everyone along; it’s normal in life
that nobody can satisfy all. I carry some and
drop others, particularly those that messed
up. I have no regret for that,” he had said.
Barguma who expressed shock over the event
said he has accepted his removal in good faith
as part of politics of the house.
“I am not in the House to become Chief Whip,
I am in the house to represent my people of
Hong constituency. A legislature is not judged
by leadership position he occupies in the
house but by laws he made and the
representation he gave his people,” Barguma
said.
Other standing committees whose chairmen
were removed are Solid Minerals, Youth and
Sports, Commerce, Trade, Industry, and
Cooperatives.

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