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Jibrin begs Dogara, seeks secret settlement

30 December 2016, 10:11

Abuja - The suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has secretly begged Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Daily Trust reports that Jubrin had delegated some lawmakers close to the Speaker to appeal to Dogara for forgiveness for all that he did.

News 24 recalls that Jubrin was suspended in September for one year, following his allegations of massive fraud in the House.

Jibrin had after his sack on July 20, alleged that Dogara, his deputy, Yussuf Suleiman Lasun, Chief Whip Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader Leo Ogor, made failed attempts to force him to insert projects worth about N40 billion for them in the 2016 budget, among other allegations.

He fled the country in November to the United Kingdom, citing threats to his life.

Also read: Jibrin shuns House Ethics Committee hearing

He returned to the country last week and said it was at the behest of one of the anti-graft agencies for him to testify against some of the people he accused of corruption in the House.

It was, however, gathered that before he travelled, Jibrin had sent some lawmakers, particularly from the North-east and North-west, to beg Dogara for settlement.

After his return, it was further gathered that Jibrin made efforts to settle with Dogara through some lawmakers and elder statesmen.

It was learnt that as part of the moves, Jibrin posted a happy birthday message to the speaker on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, which read: “This is to wish Mr Speaker a happy 49th birthday and many prosperous years ahead. Wishing you God guidance and blessings.”

But the lawmaker had severally denied any attempt to either settle or apologise to the House on the matter, saying he believed his allegations were justified.

- News 24


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