250 reps want Speaker Yakubu Dogara removed – Jibrin

Jibrin and Dogara: Allies Torn apart  by budget padding scandal

Jibrin and Dogara: Allies Torn apart by budget padding scandal

Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, says at least 250 out of the 360 members of the House have signed a petition calling for the probe and removal of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin also disclosed that the Department of State Services had beefed up security around him due to threats he had been receiving.

Jibrin said this on Thursday during a programme on Africa Independent Television, titled,‘Focus Nigeria,’ monitored by Punch newspaper.

The lawmaker claimed that some of his colleagues even demanded that they marched down to the secretariat of the appropriations committee, but he told them that it was not yet time to do so.

Jibrin said part of the demands of the lawmakers was that Dogara should immediately reconvene the House, which is on holiday, and then step down and allow a thorough probe of the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

He, also, said Dogara had become jittery and had refused to give in to their demands.

He said the intention of Dogara was to ensure that the House remained on recess until September when the tension would have been doused.

He said, “I am not alone, I am with many members. Yesterday (Wednesday), a lot of them said they wanted to go to the secretariat with me, but I said no. I didn’t want us to make the thing to look like a movie.

“We have the transparency group and it did not just start now; so no one can say Jibrin initiated it. It was formed even before we went on holiday. Anyone that says we are lying must be a joker because there were about 200 signatures before we left for holiday.

“Now, they have increased to about 250. Another group has emerged aside …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper