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APC invites Jibrin to appear before committee over budget padding

02 August 2016, 17:31

Abuja - The All Progressives Congress (APC) Monday made effort to intervene in the media war rocking its members in the House of Representatives over allegations of padding the 2016 budget.

The party has invited lawmakers elected on its platform for an emergency meeting to resolve the crisis.

In a letter dated August 1, 2016 and signed by the APC Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, the party said the refusal of its members in the lower chamber to respond to its calls and text messages necessitated the invitation letter to them.

It said: “The letter was the last resort to get in touch and to invite you to appear before a committee headed by Senator Shuaibu, at the party’s national secretariat, to discuss the current imblioglio in the House of Representatives.”

Also read: Dogara dragged to EFFC by Jibrin over 2016 budget

The party noted that “As a disciplined party, the constitution of our party has made adequate provisions on ways of resolving any issue among our members. 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.”

It added that it behoves on the party to take all necessary steps to ensure no member of the family brings dishonour to the party.

The party mandated its members to appear before the Shuaibu-led committee on Tuesday at its national secretariat by 2p.m.

It warned that “failure to and/refusal to honour the invitation will amount to a decision you have made not to submit to the party,” adding that “while expecting you to honour this invitation, we urge you to be guided accordingly.

- News 24


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