Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, may be in fresh trouble as new allegations where he has been accused of misrepresenting the lower legislative chamber in regards to the ongoing rift between the national assembly and the executive arm of government has been leveled against him.
A joint executive session of both chambers of the assembly met on Tuesday and urged the president to address some issues or face the invocation of the powers of the legislature.
While reacting, Jibrin lead a parliamentary support group who denied endorsement of the lawmakers decision.
“Almost all the members and senators that spoke at the executive session are of the PDP while members of the APC declined joining the discussion to avoid a rowdy confrontation as the entire session could easily pass for a PDP executive session,” the group had said in a statement signed by Jibrin.
At plenary earlier today, Sunday Karimi from Kogi state drew the attention of the house to Jibrin’s statement, saying “there is need for him to be called to order because he is trying to turn the chambers upside down.”
“Jibrin said all our meeting yesterday was a PDP affair and members that spoke in that meeting were all PDP members. If you will speak to the press, you must say the truth,” Karimi said.
“I want this matter to be referred to the ethics committee for him to explain himself.”
Jibrin was not present at the plenary when the matter was raised.
Responding, Dogara decried a situation where lawmakers “would not be present and get a clear picture of what is happening”.
“That sitting was for all of us. Anyone that said it is for PDP should have come to raise a voice. I saw them sneaking it and out of here during the meeting,” he said.
“It is right to always reflect the truth and mislead the public. It is very unfortunate.”
He subsequently referred the matter to committee on ethics and privileges to investigate and report back to the house.
Jibrin risks getting suspended if found guilty by the committee.