The heat seems turning against some lawmakers in the National Assembly over the frictions that arose between the executive and the legislature on the controversial 2018 national budget.
A group known as Coalition of Katagum Youths and Students’ Organization based in Azare, Bauchi state has passed a vote of no confidence on the member representing Katagum federal constituency of Bauchi state, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammad Baba, ahead of the 2019 elections.
This was just as the coalition said there was no hiding place for political enemies of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Chairman of the coalition, Muktar Mohammed told news men that the coalition is aware of the alleged padding of the 2018 budget, according to the President, even when Baba is on acting capacity as chairman of the House committee on public accounts.
“Our decision to passed vote of no confidence on Rep Baba is irreversible and supreme in Katagum constituency because the budget padding is an attempt to scuttle President Buhari’s 2019 bid.”
The chairman said that the 2018 budget padding saga has great consequence and has set a negative economic precedence in Katagum constituency.
“We are demanding Baba to tender a convincing statement to clear himself of his alleged role over the budget padding or risk being ousted in 2019 because he was not sent to allegedly conspire against President Buhari.”
The coalition maintained that there is no hiding place for Baba come 2019, following the lawmaker’s alleged alliance with Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso.
He blamed Baba for distancing himself from the constituents in the aftermath of the Azare market inferno.
“It’s inhuman because the lawmaker has neglected those victims of fire disaster on Azare and refused to accompany President Buhari during his sympathy visit to Bauchi state.”