Suspended Adamawa lawmaker apologises

Adamawa State House of Assembly

The suspended Adamawa House of Assembly member, Abdulrahman Abubakar (APC-Mubi South), has apologised to his colleagues for his actions.

Mr. Abubakar, whose three months suspension had elapsed, was suspended for alleged improper dressing and criticising the Assembly’s approval of some payment for the executive in 2015 budget.

The lawmaker, who dragged the Assembly to court over his suspension, said he accepted the court’s ruling of no jurisdiction in good faith.

Mr. Abubakar, in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Sunday, said he had learnt his lesson and would never go against the Assembly again.

“I, hereby, wish to formally tender my apology to the Speaker, Mr. Kabiru Mijinyawa, leadership and entire honourable members of Adamawa State House of Assembly.

“My sincere unreserved apology goes to the Executive Governor of Adamawa state, Mohammadu Jibrilla, the leadership and members of our great party, the APC and my constituents for what happened.

“I want to state categorically that I hold no grudge against anyone. I believe in the fact that the best teacher is one’s last mistake.

“I accepted my mistake and promised that such incident will not happen again,” Mr. Abubakar said.

Meanwhile, the House Chief Whip and Chairman, House Committee on Information, Hassan Barguma, said that the Assembly would look at Mr. Abubakar’s apology and take a decision on whether to accept it or not.


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