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Budget padding: APC blasts Jibrin for flouting party's directive

08 August 2016, 18:01

Abuja - Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade Timi Frank has chided the former chairman of the appropriation committee in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, for flouting the party’s order to desist from further public utterances regarding the budget padding scandal in the house.

Jibrin had in his latest tweets accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara of conniving with two serving governors and four ex-lawmakers to block his access to President Muhammadu Buhari in order to explain his side of the story.

Frank in a statement issued Monday in Abuja accused Jibrin of lack of respect for the Shuaibu Lawal-led committee empowered by the party to look into the issue.

“It is now obvious how disrespectful, mannerless and desperate Hon. Jibrin could be even to the leaders of our party which include the deputy national chairman (north), national secretary, national treasurer and others who have been sleeplessly working to ensure that peace returns to the House. “But if Hon. Jibrin does not have respect for Speaker Dogara as a person, it is expected of him to respect the office of the speaker, the number four citizen of our party and the country.

Jibrin should also be told that he has clearly shown disrespect for President Muhammadu Buhari who is the leader of our party by this singular act. “It is high time Hon. Jibrin kept quite and stopped this public show of shame before his excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world.”

Frank reminded Jibrin that “his continued show of shame does not only stop at him but has great negative impact on the party, its members and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

News24 earlier reported that Jibrin had accused two governors and three former members of the House, of preventing him from meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

He alleged that their action was part of a plot to provide a soft landing for the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin who made the allegations in a statement did not name the governors or the former House of Rep members.

- News 24


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