fractureing: Aacquire, Reps investigate Abdulmumin Jibrin
The House of Representatives urged its committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate statements by a member from Kano state Abdulmumin Jibrin on the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday, June 6.
Premium Times reports that a group of senators and members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Buhari distanced the group from Tuesday’s resolution of the National Assembly.
Senate President Bukola Saraki, who read the resolutions, added that the legislature will exercise its constitutional power if Buhari fails to act.
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Jibrin on behalf of the group said most people who spoke at the session were members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He claimed members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) tactically avoided airing their views. However both chambers of the National Assembly are led by APC lawmakers (Mr Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara).
Referring the matter to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Mr Dogara condemned the action of the Kano lawmaker and described him as always absent but always the first to run to the press.
The speaker said: “I have a problem with members who don’t come for sitting and immediately approaching the press when a decision is taken. We shouldn’t mislead the public, it is very unfortunate.”
Jibrin barely two months ago returned from a suspension which lasted for over a year.
He might be headed for another stiff legislative sanction if the committee concludes its investigation.
He was suspended by his colleagues in September, 2016 for 180 legislative days after he exposed a budget padding scandal.