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IMPEACHMENT: Reps Order Jibrin’s Probe Over Counter Of NASS Resolution On Buhari

Barely two months after he resumed from a 180 legislative days suspension for exposing alleged 2016 budget padding, Abdulmumin Jibrin (Kano APC), maybe heading for another legislative sanction.

The National Assembly had on Tuesday charged Mr 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.

Countering the resolution, Jibrin on Tuesday, released a statement on behalf of a disbanded group, Parliamentary Support Group, of the National Assembly.

In his statement, the group of which Jibrin is a member kicked against the resolutions of the legislative arm, saying Senator Saraki and others were dragging the National Assembly into what he described as personal issues.

At Wednesday’s sitting, a matter of breach of privilege moved by Sunday Karimi (Kogi, PDP) drew the attention of the House of Representative to the statement by Mr. Jibrin.

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

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

“I have a problem with members who don’t come for sitting and immediately approaching the press when a decision is taken,” he said.

“We shouldn’t mislead the public, it is very unfortunate,” the speaker said.


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