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Trouble For Hon. Jibrin Again As Reps Set To Investigate Him Over Buhari's Support

The House of Representatives has asked its committee on Ethics and Privileges to investigate statements by a member from Kano State, Abdulmumin Jibrin, on the joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.

This was sequel to a matter of breach of privilege moved by Sunday Karimi (Kogi, PDP) drawing the attention of the House to the statement by Hon. Jibrin.

He said there was need to call Jibrin to order because he had turned the House “upside down.”

Jibrin had in a statement on behalf of the Parliamentary Support Group, a group of senators and members of the House of Representatives loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, distanced the group from Tuesday’s resolution of the National Assembly.

Lawmakers had on Tuesday, charged Buhari to take responsibility for actions of his appointees and desist from being selective in his anti-corruption war, among other resolutions.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who read the resolutions, added that the legislature will exercise its constitutional power if Mr Buhari fails to act.

In reaction to the lawmakers' resolution, Jibrin on behalf of the group said most people who spoke at the session were members of the PDP.

He claimed members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) tactically avoided airing their views. However both chambers of the National Assembly are led by APC lawmakers (Mr Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara).

Referring the matter to the Committee on Ethics and Privileges, Dogara condemned the action of the Kano lawmaker and described him as always absent but always the first to run to the press.

He said; “I have a problem with members who don’t come for sitting and immediately approaching the press when a decision is taken. We shouldn’t mislead the public, it is very unfortunate.”