National Conference: Lamido of Adamawa’s outburst missing from Votes of Proceedings

Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Mustapha

The Lamido had threatened to quit Nigeria with his subjects.

The outburst of the Lamido of Adamawa, Aliyu Mustapha, was conspicuously missing from the National Conference’ Votes of Proceedings for Wednesday, March 26.

The omission was observed when the draft votes of proceedings of March 26, was being discussed on the floor of the Conference.
The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Dan Nwanyanwu, was the first to draw attention to the fact that the Lamido’s speech was not reflected in the proceedings of that day.

Mr. Nwanyanwu had sarcastically said, “Mr. Chairman, I have studied the votes of proceedings of Wednesday, March 26 but I have not found where the contributions of the distinguished Lamido of Adamawa are reflected. I wish to move that the contributions of the revered monarch be included in the proceedings of this honourable Conference.”

Reacting to Mr. Nwanyanwu’s observation, the Conference Chairman, Idris Kutigi, said, “I would have described you as a busy-body if we were in a court sitting but I won’t say that here.”

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