© 2018 - International Centre for Investigative Reporting
APC Summons Jibrin As The Lawmaker Exposes Another House Member
Former chairman of the house committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, who has been making series of corruption allegation against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers of the House, has been summoned by his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was contained in a letter addressed to Jibrin and signed by the APC deputy national chairman for the North, Lawal Shuaibu.
According to the letter, Jibrin is expected to appear at the national secretariat of the party on Tuesday, to explain his allegations of budget padding made against Yakubu Dogara, and 12 other lawmakers, which has brought “dishonor” to the party.
The letter read: “As a disciplined party, the constitution of our party has made adequate provisions on ways of resolving any issue among our members.
“It behoves on the party to take all necessary steps in order to ensure that no member of the family brings dishonour to the party.
“To say the least, it is absolutely unacceptable to resort to media war as a means of settling scores without recourse to and/or exhausting the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanism.
“You are, therefore, by this invitation, expected to appear before the undersigned at the APC National Secretariat on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016, at 2 p.m.
“Kindly note that failure to and/or refusal to honour this invitation will amount to a decision you have made not to submit to the party.”
Meanwhile, Jibrin seems not to be slowing down in reeling out names of alleged corrupt members of the House of Representatives.
The latest name to join the list is Jagaba Adams, from Kaduna State and also a member of the APC.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Jibrin referred to Jagaba as “very corrupt, incompetent and bigot” who “should start preparing for a long life in jail.”
He urged Jagaba to “respond to allegations against him or wait for his imminent invitation and arrest from the anti-corruption agencies” rather than resorting to “a rehearsal of their usual lines of lies and blackmail to tarnish my image”.
Jibrin stated: “The same Jagaba Adams who as chair financial crime was said to have been handed the $500,000 allegedly received by Faruk from Mr Otedola. The money has since disappeared!
“A dishonorable member, a shame to the institution and one of such members that President Obasanjo is referring to when he says there are rogues and thieves in the House who came to Abuja in “molue”.