Abdulmumin Jbrin, the former Chairman of the House of Representatives appropriation committee, has alleged that some Governors loyal to Yakubu Dogara don’t want him to meet with President Buhari.
Jibrin said “After three days of careful observation and receiving information from Nigerians, I discovered a grand plan by two governors and three former House members to provide a soft landing for Dogara and 12 others, give them time to clean up the mess on their desk, destroy whatever evidence in their possession and reach, spread money across members to buy signature of vote of confidence.”
He also claims that Dogara collects N25m every month from the House coffers for his personal use.
Premium Times reports that Jibrin also said “We may never have this kind of opportunity to deal decisively with corruption in the House. We may never! If you observe carefully, you will notice attempts last week to wickedly drag the Senate, DSS, SGF and others into this matter. This is all orchestrated by the group of two governors, three former members and Speaker Dogara and his corrupt cabal.
“Nobody is in a better position than me to know who the culprits are. The next time you see them in your offices trying to blackmail you that these allegations will bring down the whole country, report them to the police immediately. These allegations are on Speaker Dogara and 12 others and will not in anyway bring down the House, the Senate or the executive arm of government as they are claiming in their widely spread propaganda.”
President Buhari held a meeting with House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on August 5, 2016 to reportedly discuss the budget padding scandal.