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Do Not Return Yet, Adamawa Assembly Directs Suspended Lawmaker

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The hope of Adamawa House of Assembly suspended member and that of his supporters has been dashed.

The lawmakers on Wednesday deliberated and directed the suspended member, Hon Abubakar Abdulrahman (APC-Mubi South) to continue to keep off from the House pending the determination of the cases he instituted against the assembly.

Abdulrahman has instituted two cases against the House before a Yola High Court challenging his suspension.
February 18 has been fixed for judgement in one of the cases.

The House Committee chairman on information, Hon Hassan Barguma, who spoke to newsmen on Abdulrahman’s fate, said though the three months suspension without benefit slammed on Abdulrahaman has lapsed, he would not be allowed to return since he has a case against the House that must be determined.

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“He took us to court, he took us to EFCC; status quo has to be maintained until the determination of the cases”, Barguma said.

He, however, noted that if Abdulrahman withdrew his court cases against the House and apologized, members would consider accepting him back.
Commenting on the development, Abdulrahman said the House was not fair to him for its position.

The lawmaker insisted they his colleagues have no right to discuss the case he instituted against the House at plenary.

The embattled member said he will return to sitting any moment from now as his three months suspension has ended, adding that his decision to go to court was to determine whether his three months suspension without benefit was proper.

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