Budget Padding: APC Attacks Jibrin Over Latest Public Outburst

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has come down hard on the sacked appropriation committee chairman in House of Representative, hon. Abdumumini Jibrin, for floating the party’s order to seize public comment on the allegation of budget padding against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers.

A letter addressed to Jibrin and signed last Thursday in Abuja by the APC deputy national chairman North Senator Lawal Shuaibu, had ordered Hon. Jibrin, to henceforth avoid issuing public statement on lingering budget scandal at the green chamber.

But Jibrin in his latest tweets numbered 1-82 accused the speaker of conniving with two serving governors and ex-lawmakers of trying to change the media narrative against him.

Reacting to this in a statement signed on Monday by the APC acting  national publicity secretary Comrade Timi Frank, the party accused Jibrin of lack of respect for Sen. Shuaibu Lawal committee working who is “tirelessly to resolve the crisis.”

“It is now obvious how disrespectful, mannerless and desperate hon. Jibrin could be even to the leaders of our party which include the national deputy chairman north, national secretary, national treasurer and others who have been sleeplessly working to ensure that peace return to the House.

“But if hon. Jibril does not have respect for Speaker Dogara as a person, it is expected of him to respect the office of the speaker, the number four citizen of our party and the country. Jubrin should also be told that he has shown clearly shown disrespect for President Muhammadu Buhari who is the leader of our party by this singular act.

“It is high time hon. Jibril should keep quite and stop this public show of shame before his excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world.”

The APC spokesman reminded Jibril that “his continue show of shame does not only stop at him but has great negative impact on the party, its members and President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government.

“He should be also aware that disobeying party in this manner may attract sanction if the party deem it fit.”

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