Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who was on Wednesday sacked as chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, has disclosed the details of his removal.
Ekweremadu also announced that senator Aliyu Wamakko would be Adamu’s replacement.
Admau, who opened up to a Lagos-based national television station, later that day, denied allegations of ‘financial mismanagement and maladministration; according to his removal letter signed by the forum’s Public Relations Officer, senator Dino Melaye.
Thereafter, at a press conference, senator Shehu Sani alleged Adamu mismanaged N70 million handed over to the NSF by Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan.
The money was a carry-over of the NSF’s funds from the Seventh Senate.
Adamu has denied the allegations.
In the television interview, Adamu said the allegation was a ruse, which was concocted against him because he led some senators to reject passage of re-ordering of the 2019 election sequence in the chamber last week
“This is a no issue, as far as I’m concerned. For one, the chairmanship of any forum in the Senate is not a statutory office; it is an informal forum, of people from a geographical area…It is not the business of the Senate to be involved, as it were, in the question of getting me out as chairman of the NSF. I’m just studying the situation first…I don’t want to react at this moment…”
Senator Adamu faulted the removal and noted that there was no NSF meeting convened to discuss his removal.
The Nasarawa-born lawmaker insisted he would never go against his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the chamber.
“There was no meeting of the NSF known to me and in order to…, they brought in the issue of N70 million not accounted for. That was the height of it! I don’t think I should respond to it. The NSF never had N70 million in its coffers to start with.
On February 14, senator Adamu led nine other senators to oppose Senate passage