‘Repel Blackmail Or Give Up The Presidency’, Jibrin Tells Buhari
Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to fight those blackmailing him or “give up his presidency.”
In series of tweets on Monday, the lawmaker said the president cannot be effective while in hostage.
In one of the tweets, he wrote, “A President must repel blackmail with all his arsenals or give up the Presidency. You cannot be an effective president while in hostage!”
Jibrin noted that the President’s decision would later come to haunt him.
“You will come back to these tweets in 18 months.”
He further alleged that Buhari had turned his back on a lot of issues in the name of achieving political stability and harmony.
He added, “Mr. President, such ‘political stability’ and ‘harmony’ that compels you to turn away your face where you shouldn’t is useless to our country!”
Jibrin did not state whom he was referring to, but the recent praises showered on the Speaker of House of Representatives by the president on his 49th birthday might have irked the suspended legislator.
Buhari, had in a birthday message to Dogara, praised the Speaker, saying that he (Dogara) inspired his trust in the youths of the country to deliver Nigeria out of challenges.
But Jibrin, who had earlier lamented over Buhari’s refusal to act against the leadership of the 8th assembly might have given up on the president.
Jibrin had been suspended by the House in September after lawmakers dismissed his N40bn budget padding allegations against Dogara and three other principal officers.
The three others are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Yussuff Lasun ; the Chief Whip, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.
Jibrin had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, the Police and the Department of State Services, seeking the prosecution of Dogara and other principal officers.
None of the agencies has acted so far by inviting any of the officers for questioning.