The House of Representatives member and former chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has taken to social media to dismiss his suspension on Wednesday as ridiculous, unfounded, ‘which cannot stand anywhere’.
The member representing Bebeji/Kiru Federal Constituency of Kano state, in series of tweets Wednesday night, the internet savvy Rep member said he would challenge the suspension in court.
Jibrin said he has already briefed Femi Falana, the popular human rights lawyer and senior advocate to file a case of contempt against the Yakubu Dogara led House.
The former ally of Dogara said he did not commit any offence when he blew the whistle over budget padding by the leaders of the House, adding that he owes no one any apology for his action.
“Let me state very clearly that I will never ever apologise to anybody in the House of Reps. There is no reason what so ever to apologiseI did not commit any offence. I did not abuse my office. For the five years I have served, I have never corruptedly enriched myself,” he wrote.
“In contrast, these are the allegations that I raised against Mr Speaker and others which they have not responded till date.
“The bad news for Speaker and his cabal is despite doing their worst and exhausted their bullets by “suspending” me, it has not in any way
“Despite the “suspension” the fact has not changed that the Speaker conspired with others to commit monumental budget fraud and corruption
“I stand by all the allegations I raised. I wish to state categorically that there is chronic individual&systemic corruption in the House
“It is on strength of such weak institution that the Speaker continues to flaunt a fake popularity in the House since many members are culprits.”