Budget Padding: Jibrin Apologises To APC


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Former chairman, appropriations committee of the house of representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has apologised to members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over his “conduct” while speaking up about the budget padding scandal.

In a letter addressed to John Oyegun, chairman of the APC, Jibrin said he made “an error of judgement” in supporting Dogara to be speaker.

The lawmaker said Dogara was not loyal to the APC and predicted that he would soon plan an attack on the ruling party.

In a nutshell, it will be dangerous and potentially disastrous for the party to keep speaker Yakubu Dogara on that seat,” he said.

“I seek the understanding and forgiveness from you, our leaders and every member of the APC family that was hurt by my action. Thank God I will be 40 September 9.

“I promise that moving forward, I will dedicate and completely commit myself to achieving the goals set out by the party. This case should be served as a lesson for everyone in the future.”

He suggested that as a way forward, there was no better way of demonstrating the party’s commitment to fight against corruption other than using the speaker and others as example.

“They have become a baggage that should be off loaded by the APC before it inflict an irreparable damage on the party,” he said.

“As a way forward, I wish to recommend to the party to direct speaker Yakubu Dogara to reconvene the house and step down with other accused principal officers immediately to allow for an internal and external investigation without investigation without Interference so that sanity will return.”

Meanwhile, in a similar development, Jibrin has fingered Senator Iyiola Omisore in the budget padding scandal.

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