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Hon Jibrin Reacts To Suspension From House of Reps

Abdulmumin Jibrin

The sacked Chairman of Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin who was Wednesday suspended for about one year by the House has said that he will never apologise to the House for any alleged wrongdoing.
Besides, Jibrin who was also barred by the House from holding any position of responsibility in the 8th assembly which will last till 2019, said that the suspension will not stand as he was optimistic that his legal team will floor both the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and the entire House over alleged contempt of court.

Reacting to the recommendations of the Ossai Nicholas Ossai-led Ethics and Privileges Committee that investigated him over the alleged breach of the practices,precedents and acts misconducts against members and the House by him, which was unanimously adopted by the House, Jibrin said the suspension would give him opportunity to follow the matter he had instituted against the Speaker and other principal officers.

He said, “The most important thing is that Nigerians saw the entire process, how the motion was passed and what transpired at the level of the ethics committee and entirely the process was flawed and for me it’s a non-issue and complete nonsense and it is not going to stand anywhere in the world.

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“As you are aware the matter is a subject of litigation, I have instructed my lawyer, Femi Falana SAN to file charges of contempt against Speaker Dogara and of course the house of representatives and I’m sure the matter will move over to the judiciary and decision will be taken. I’m pretty sure it will be in my favour.”

On the possibility of him tendering apology to the House for him to be pardoned, he said, “Let me say, I will never ever apologise to anybody in the house of representatives, I did not commit any offence, I did not abuse my office. I have said it repeatedly that in the five years that I have served in the house of representatives, I have never corruptedly enriched myself.

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