The former chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the Nigeria’s House of Representatives says he won’t appear before the Ethics and Privileges Committee.
At a news conference on Sunday, Abdulmumin Jibrin reiterated his call for Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers of the country’s lower house to step down for independent investigation of his allegations against them.
TVC News’ Correspondent, Joke Adisa reports that the Jibrin says he will not retreat until justice is served on those he says have robbed Nigerians of substantial amount of funds in the budget.
Even as the suspension axe dangles above his head, Jibrin insists that obtaining justice through the Ethics committee is doubtful
The lawmaker says he is providing evidences of fraud allegations, corruption, abuse of office and public trust he levelled against Speaker Dogara as a prelude to reforming the entire budgeting system in Nigeria.
For his role in the padded budget, Jibrin says he is apologising to Nigerians as a repentant democrat
Jibrin is insisting that in line with an Appeal Court judgment, the House Rules for Ethics Committee shall hold in abeyance.
He insists investigation into his allegations must be done in collaboration with the police and anti-graft agencies.