“We inherited something in the region of N62m/N63m that was declared by the outgone 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….”
Adamu is billed to face a Senate Committee over allegations of meeting with others to destabilise the Senate leadership.
He maintains that his predicament began after he opposed a bill to alter the sequence of elections, a move believed to be targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari.
“I believe as a senator, it is not over because they will transmit it to the president for assent, he can sign it and he may decide not to assent to it.
“Remember, on the floor of the senate, they are saying they will override him (the president) as if they are in a motor park. They said so freely as if they had a grudge against the president.
“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.
“I have a right of association, a fundamental right in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the fact that my position as a senator has not been taken away from me.
“There is no law that says that if a decision is taken on the floor of the senate, right or wrong, a senator has no right to talk to anybody outside the chamber on the matter; there is no such law.
“So, I have decided to be having meetings here, I have been having the meetings and I will continue to have the meetings.
“The worst anybody can do is to suspend me, but they don’t have any authority over my membership of the senate.”