We won’t recall Jibrin until he apologises – Reps

Abdulmumin Jibrin
Abdulmumin Jibrin

The House of Representatives has shown its unwillingness to waive a condition it had set for the return of a suspended member, Adulmumini Jibrin.

The House had asked Mr. Jibrin to tender a written apology before he can return.

The Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas, disclosed the stance of the lawmakers to journalists in the National Assembly.

Mr. Jibrin, the former House of Representatives appropriations chairman, was suspended in September 2016 for 180 legislative days for accusing some of his colleagues of corruption.

He was expected to resume by September 30 when it must have been at least 180 legislative days.

One of the conditions for his return was a written apology to the House, but Mr. Jibrin had repeatedly said he won’t apologise.

Mr. Jibrin accused the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of padding the 2016 federal budget.

The other three he accused are the Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Lasun; the Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Leo Ogor.

Mr. Jibrin also petitioned the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, State Security Services, SSS, and the police headquarters on the matter.


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  • Gerald Okoduwa

    It is an aberration for lawmakers to sack a fellow lawmaker elected by the people to represent them in the nation’s management of affairs. The Supreme Court needs to make a clear pronouncement on this. Functioning of an elected lawmaker should not be at the whims and caprices of his colleagues especially in an Assembly where corruption thrives.

    • So oju abe niko

      Mr. Okoduwa, may your tribe increase among Nigeria. This is one of the greatest assault on the Nigerian democracy, yet no one is paying attention. In Nigeria, it is about who, where, ethnicity, party. How can one small group decided to suspend the people’s rep. This is a case where dozens of SAN should have been making a beeline to the supreme court to quash this nonsense. The case in the Senate is even worse – a senator has been suspended for a difference of opinion. This sends a chill down my spine. It means all reps/Senators must be yes-men to the the leadership, at the risk of being suspended. The national assembly cannot make any in-house rule to suspend a validly elected representative of the people for a single day, let alone several months. Hopefully, the civil opposition will wake up to stop the assault forever. A criminal conviction or a valid recall is the only way to suspend/dismiss. The senate/HOR is not a social or esusu club where members can make arbitrary rules to suspend a peer, FOR ANY REASON.

      • Babso

        Those idiots are playing God. Apology for what? This is sad part of this imposed democracy. Indeed, it is a demonstration of craziness according to Fela.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks, Bruv.

      The thieves have their day today.

  • APC pension Heist promoters

    What is he waiting for, seeing he has been abandoned by sai baba and Magu?
    He should ‘apologize’ and be the ‘change’ from within.
    From the MainaGate and the BOMB from the HOS that ‘mr integrity’ was in the know since Oct 11, jibril should realize baba has left him out in the cold for good!
    ‘Apologize’ and move on..Nigerians hav also move on realizing APC sold them a dummy!

  • APC pension Heist promoters

    What is he waiting for, seeing he has been abandoned by sai baba and ‘independent’ Magu?
    He should ‘apologize’ and be the ‘change’ from within.
    From the MainaGate and the BOMB from the HOS that ‘mr integrity’ was in the know since Oct 11, jibril should realize baba has left him out in the cold for good!
    ‘Apologize’ and move on..Nigerians hav also moved on..realizing APC sold them a dummy!

    • Suleiman Alatise

      He doesn’t have your type of mind obviously.