Senator Abdullahi Adamu says the reports of the N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Forum, NSF, allegedly swallowed by monkey was done purposely to give him a bad name.
Senator Adamu who is representing Nasarawa West in the National Assembly, made this known in a recent interview with Daily Trust, he said the reason was because of his position on the electoral act amendment bill. He said the quest to soil his name started when he protested the change in election sequence
“In order to give a dog a bad name, they now went to say that they had N70m that I mismanaged or whatever. The NSF, to the best of my knowledge, has never had N70m, at least not during my tenure that they purported it was mismanaged. We inherited something in the region of N62m/N63m that was declared by the out-gone secretary of the forum who happens to be the present Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan. I didn’t touch one kobo until when we were going to Katsina for the NSF retreat. When we were going, we got the same guys to sign for the transport fares.
Every senator that attended was paid N250, 000 as allowance for his two days and everyone also got N150, 000 for return ticket. They got these and they signed. The remaining money was returned to Abuja and was paid back into the account. You know, when you talk of money, everybody’s attention will be attracted. They did this to get attention, but this is just garbage, and for the allegation, it is up to them to prove.
As a senator, I started talking to people who shared opinion with me on the passage of the bill. We are talking on it and yes, I have been holding meetings on it. The worst anybody can do is to suspend me, but they don’t have any authority over my membership of the senate.”