Budget padding: Dogara wants me dead, Jibrin cries out


The controversies surrounding the 2016 appropriation bill and the allegation of padding raised by Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin against Speaker Yakubu Dogara has taken another dimension as the ousted Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation has alleged that his life is under threat by the Speaker.
The embattled former chairman of the appropriations committee Hon. Jibrin in a statement on Sunday revealed that the Speaker has perfected plans to kill him.
He alleged that Dogara has also hired two ex-governors and three former members of the green chambers to negotiate for his soft landing.
Hon. Jibrin said that he has already briefed his wife, family and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria should they succeed in silencing him permanently.
“I believe Speaker Dogara, the 12 others and some vested interest within and outside the House want to kill me. I no longer feel safe. I have carefully followed their desperation to suppress what will go down in history as the biggest corruption case in Nigeria. I have prepared myself for any eventuality.
“I have spoken to my mum and dad extensively during the weekend. I have prepared my family. I have handed over a handwritten note and documents to a popular SAN, a man of integrity and other persons that I believe will lay it bare even if they succeed in killing me” Jibrin said.
Hon Jibrin further stated that he complied with the instructions of the party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) but accused Hon. Dogara of breaking the cease fire directives.
“The meeting with the party went very well and in all honesty they were very objective and showed understanding. I told the party that I will be part of any peaceful resolution except on the criminal allegations I have raised against Speaker Dogara and 12 others. On that, I told the party there is no going back and further informed them that more revelations will be made once investigation commences.
“I also informed the party that I will stand as witness against them and provide every support that will help investigation and prosecution of these 13 extremely corrupt members. The party wrote and asked that Dogara and I should stop further public statements on this issue. I respected the party and stopped further statement but kept a close watch on what was going on.
“While I was determined to observe the cease fire, Dogara and his group of few rogues didn’t. I called Sen Lawali Shuaibu and complained on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. He promised to reach the Speaker. On Friday the Speaker spoke to the press after meeting the President on the matter, and they launched a massive attack on me on Saturday and today Sunday in the media, while the party is keeping a sealed lip”.
He revealed that the ex-governors and lawmakers have started peddling their cards that will entangle so many highly placed Nigerians.
“If you observe carefully, you will notice attempts last week to wickedly drag the Senate, DSS, SGF and others into this matter. This is all orchestrated by the group of 2 governors, 3 former members and Speaker Dogara and his corrupt cabal. Nobody is in a better position than me to know who the culprits are. The next time you see them in your offices trying to blackmail you that these allegations will bring down the whole country, report them to the police immediately”.
“Finally, this cabal of two governors and three former members have blocked every avenue that I can use to reach the President so that he can get a different perspective on this issue” Jibrin alleged.
The embattled lawmaker disclosed that a comprehensive expose of the corruption in the green chambers and the criminal activities of the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara will be published in his memoir which may be unveiled on his birthday celebration in September.
“I have made it a duty to respond to all the allegations against me. The latest they brought up this weekend has already been taken care of in my soon-to-be-released memoir. But I have decided not to wait until my birthday in September to release it. I will start releasing the memoir in piecemeal any moment from now so that answers to their cheap blackmail, including the junk and lies they peddle in the media, will be provided”.
He further revealed that the speaker collects N25 million every month which he wastes on fruitless largess and funding of his business empire.
“In addition to the allegations I already made, the anti-corruption agencies should ask Speaker Dogara why on earth he collects 25million naira every month just to spend it the way he wants. They should also ask him to provide proof of how he is funding his farm in Nasarawa State which was just few hectares six months ago and now miraculously expands to about 100 hectares with new buildings and state-of-the-art equipment worth millions as well as the mansion he has suddenly built in Wuse II within six months”.
Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, APC representing -Kano Kiru-Bebeji Federal Constituency Kano had accused the Speaker and twelve others of padding and senseless insertion of figures into the 2016 budget to their favour.


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