Bauchi Emirate strips Reps member of traditional title for alleged misconduct

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The Bauchi State Emirate has stripped the House of Representative member, Honourable Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi, representing Bauchi Federal Constituency, of his traditional title of Wakilin Birnin Bauchi indefinitely.

The suspension was contained in a three-paragraph letter to that effect, sent to Abdullahi by the Emirate council, with reference number BEC/ADM/20/VOL.X dated 16 May 2021, and signed by the Emirate’s secretary, Nasiru Musa Maidala.

The letter which was written in Hausa said the suspension became necessary considering some “unbecoming behaviour” of the lawmaker which amounted to disrespect to the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, District and village heads as well as other traditional title holders in the Emirate.

The letter specifically made reference to a situation that happened at the Government House on Sunday during the annual Sallah Hawan Daushe held to pay homage to the governor by the Emir of Bauchi and all the traditional rulers in the Emirate.

The Emirate Council faulted his mode of dressing in the presence of the Emir, district and village heads as well as other traditional title holders which the council viewed as grave misconduct and disrespect to constituted authorities.

The letter reads: “After thorough deliberation by the Emirate Council on your actions which are disrespectful to the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, you are hereby suspended as the Wakilin Birnin Bauchi indefinitely until further notice.”

All attempts to get the reaction of the lawmaker to the development failed as he neither picked the calls put through to his mobile number nor replied to messages sent to him as of the time of filing this report.

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