There is no letting up in the drama that has characterized the removal of Abdulmumin Jibrin as the chairman of the House of Representatives’ committee on appropriation as the Kano State lawmaker has not stopped “singing” about “how fantastically corrupt” Speaker Yakubu Dogara is.
Fresh from answering a summon by the All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders on Tuesday, the aggrieved lawmaker has made another round of accusation against the “Speaker and his corrupt gang of 12”.
This time, Jibrin alleged that Dogara, in conjuction with two other members of the House, Zakari Mohammed and Jagaba Adams, as well as “DCOS to Mr Speaker Hon CID Maduabum”, is handing out $25,000 dollars to members of the house for them to sign a vote of confidence register.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jibrin said: “Fellow Nigerians, in a desperate attempt, corrupt Speaker Dogara and the 3 others have opened a register for a vote of confidence signature.
“The register is opened at his Asokoro guest house located at Wilbeford Juta crescent. Hon members are giving $25,000 to sign.
“This disgraceful act is coordinated by Hon Zakari Mohammed, Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba and DCOS to Mr Speaker Hon CID Maduabum.”
Jibrin also said that the insinuation that he was being backed by external forces against the speaker is unfounded and baseless.
“I am also obliged to respond to some allegations that I am sponsored by some external forces to destabilize the House of Representatives.
“The worthless and laughable allegation is orchestrated by Speaker Dogara and his gang of thieves to discredit my unstoppable mission.
“He will soon resort to religious blackmail forgetting I was the one muslim from northwest that spearheaded & mobilized resources for his election,” he said.
He added that “My stand is that the corrupt Speaker Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa & Ogor must listen to Nigerians, reconvene the house immediately and step aside.
“Investigation by anti-graft agencies is already on & I pledge to support the investigation and prosecution of these corrupt public officers.
Jibrin reiterated that he was not backing out of the allegations, adding that his meeting with leaders of the APC was cordial.
“… I stand by my allegations against Speaker Dogara and his corrupt gang of 12. We shall continue this struggle. There is no going back!!!
“I had a very good meeting with my party APC yesterday. I thank the party for their objectivity & I will continue to cooperate with the party,” he concluded.