Jibrin I’ll not appear before panel, says Abdulmumin Jibrin
Sacked House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation Chairman Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano) has promised not to show up before Committee on Ethics and Privileges commanded to research him for carrying the House into offensiveness with his articulations.
However, Timothy Golu (PDP, Plateau) said (Jibrin) must be authorized. He, notwithstanding, added that individuals were prepared to excuse Jibrin on the off chance that he apologizes to the House and Nigerians.
Jibrin, in an announcement yesterday said what happened on the floor was a script composed by the Speaker.
He encouraged his associates to live above extortion and arrangement critically and conclusively with the claims of individual debasement.
He said he watched occasions on the floor deliberately and watched that “as opposed to open up the matter for talk in perspective of people in general interest it has produced and permit me to brief my associates, an open door I have been denied for a while, Mr Speaker sent some administrative traps and showy behavior to spare the day.
“In a move that bears a resemblance to manhandle of procedure, Speaker Dogara allowed under purpose of request, a chance to the Chairman of Business and Rules Committee who began with a discourse then all of a sudden traveled to a movement under benefit – an unmistakable instance of control and gross misuse of the House principle. This is the most straightforward resort since the endeavors to secure a vote of certainty had woefully fizzled.
“The movement was subsequently passed and alluded to the Committee on Ethics and Privilege with one week to present its report.
“The fabulous arrangement is to weaken the continuous outer examination by the police and EFCC and utilize the Ethics Committee for a delicate landing.
“In any case, what happened on the floor of the House today is only the end of another starting.
“Regardless of all these and since I can substantiate the claims I raised with cogency, I will accept up the open door gave by the Ethics council to express my case under the condition that the hearing will be open and will permit the press, CSOs, NGOs, NLC, ASUU, NANS, NBA and the overall population to witness the whole procedures.
“This is the main way that I can have the solace and certainty that the procedures, the examinations and the result won’t be controlled or bargained.
“I am prepared to show up before the board of trustees even today if the procedures will be open.
Typically, in his discourse, Mr Speaker attempted to drag the whole House into the matter to give the feeling that the whole House is the blamed.
“I wish to state for the umpteenth time that the affirmations I raised are against the quartet of Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, House Whip Alhassan Doguwa, Minority Leader Leo Ogor and couple of different individuals NOT the Honorable House as an establishment.