|Yakubu Dogara, Speaker, House of Representatives|
Jibrin was removed on Wednesday as Chairman, Appropriation committee of the House by Dogara.
Reacting to his removal on his twitter handle @AbdulABMJ on Thursday evening, Jibrin revealed that his inability to admit into the 2016 budget almost N30 billion personal requests from Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the three other principal officers pitched him against the House leadership and led to his decision to vacate the position.
The Kano-born lawmaker also clarified that he was not sacked from the position by Dogara as reported by the media but that he stepped down for peace to reign.
Jibrin said he is obliged to make a further statement after listening to the full statement of Speaker Dogara on why he had to leave as Chairman of the committee. “Speaker Dogara’s statement was a complete misrepresentation of the facts, false, mischievous, unfair and a calculated attempt to bring my name to disrepute, blackmail, silence and use me as a scapegoat.” He said.
The lawmaker vowed to pursue the issue and clear his name when the House resumes from recess. He alluded to the fact that his decision to assert his independence and insisting that the right thing be done at all times to expose corrupt people in the House led to the campaign against him.
Full Statement By Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin
I am obliged to make further statement after listening to the full statement of Speaker Yakubu Dogara on why I had to leave as Chairman Appropriation.