I won’t apologize to Dogara – Jibrin

I won’t apologize to Dogara – Jibrin
July 28 13:13 2016

Former House of Representatives committee chairman on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin has dismissed Speaker, Yakubu Dogara’s threat  to file libel suit against him, saying he won’t apologize or withdraw his allegations against the House leadership.

In a series of tweets reacting to the Speaker’s statements, Jibrin wrote, “I will not and will never apologize to a shameless fraud in high office who has glaringly abused public trust like Speaker Dogara and 3 others”.

Dogara in a statement issued earlier, gave Jibrin a seven-day ultimatum to tender an unreserved apology to him and retract all allegations made against him or face legal action.

Jibrin, who represents Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, described the legal action threats by Dogara as “quite predictable ”.

Jibrin wrote through his verified twitter account, “‪@AbdulAbmJ‪ I know he will rush to court in order to invoke the House rules that matter in court cannot be heard on the floor”.

Jibrin, an All Progressives Congress lawmaker who accused Dogara and 3 others of allocating projects worth N40bn to themselves in the 2016 budget continued, “I have responded to their allegations rather than respond to mine, he is rushing to court. I stand by my allegations and will not withdraw them”.

He noted, “He failed to realize that the law is not intended to protect corrupt people. It is such a shame.”

He  also announced that his lawyers have approached the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission as well as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

“I am happy to announce that my lawyers have officially approached the EFCC and the ICPC towards working out a date for me to personally submit my petition against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, Whip Alhassan Doguwa and Minority Leo Ogor,” he wrote.

“I believe once a date is agreed with the anti- corruption agencies, we would have begun the process of making these characters pay for abusing their office,” he added.