The Northern Senators Forum have on Wednesday, removed Abdullahi Adamu as their chairman, and replaced him with Aliyu Wammako, a former Sokoto State governor.
According to a report by PREMIUM Times, the removal of the senator was announced in a letter read by the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu, shortly before the end of the plenary on Wednesday.
The letter signed by the Public Relations Officer of the forum noted that Adamu was removed for “financial mismanagement and other related matters.”
The letter reads: “This is to inform the Senate that the majority signatories of members of the Northern Senators Forum. We have removed Sen. Abdullahi Adams as chairman of the Northern Senators Forum for financial mismanagement and misadministration. We announce his replacement with Senator Aliyu Wamakko immediately. Find the attached names and signatories of members.”
The removal is coming a week after Adamu led nine others to oppose the Senate passage of the amendment to the electoral act, and the conduct of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in the passage process.
Adamu had said: “We are part of the whole body of senators who oppose the process by which the so-called conference report was laid and considered as rushed. I had the opportunity (to speak), I was heard but the Senate President said my observation was being noted.”