Speaker Dogara reacts to Jibrin's $25,000 bribery allegation

House of Reps speaker, Yakubu Dogara, has reacted through his deputy chief of staff, Maduabum. He dismissed Abdulmumin Jibrin’s latest allegation, saying that it was beginning to follow a pattern.

He stated, “The disgraced Hon. Abdulmumin has once again accused me of being involved in coordinating the distribution of $25,000 to various members in the House of Representatives Zonal Caucus in order to support the Hon. Speaker, Rt. Hon. Dogara Yakubu.

“It is true that he loves mentioning my name, but is he so unintelligent not to notice a pattern.
Hon. (Nkem) Abonta disagrees with him on national television, he immediately adds his name in a petition to the EFCC; Hon. (Adams) Jagaba grants an interview against him, he adds his name in the charge sheet which he carries about.

“The Appropriation Committee members disowned him, he immediately alleges inducement of $20,000; the whole House rises against him, then immediately everyone is given $25,000 USD each.

“Can he not see that no one needs to be induced when he is on a one-man riot squad to denigrate all members of the House and pull down the institution of the National Assembly?

Maduabum said Dogara was a “democrat” and an “incorruptible Nigerian,” who would not do any of the acts Jibrin accused him of committing.

But Jibrin said he's ready to submit the evidence to EFCC once the case commence.