My suspension from House for a year frivolous, I’ll sue Dogara for contempt – Jibrin

Embattled former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin reacted swiftly to his suspension, describing it as frivolous.

Jibrin also declared that he will not apologize as demanded by the House, just as he threatened to institute contempt charges against Speaker Dogara and the House.

The House of Representatives had on Wednesday suspended embattled former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin over budget Padding.

The suspension followed allegations he leveled against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and some principal officers of the House, culminating in hid suspension for 180 legislative days.

This followed the conclusion of investigation by the Committee on Ethics over alleged breach of Privileges of members and misconduct by Jibrin.

The House sits for 181 legislative days in a year. The 180 legislative days suspension translates to one full legislative year as the House sits for 181 legislative days.

This implies that Hon. Jibrin cannot participate in any legislative activity till September 2017.

In his reaction, Jibrin said: “The most important thing is that Nigerians saw the entire process, how the motion was passed and what transpired at the level of the ethics committee and entirely the process was flawed and for me it’s a non-issue and complete nonsense and it is not going to stand anywhere in the world.

“As you are aware the matter is a subject of litigation, I have instructed my lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) to file charges of contempt against Speaker Dogara and of course, the House of Representatives.

“Let me say, I will never ever apologise to anybody in the House of Representatives. I did not commit any offence, I did not abuse my office” Jibrin added.

He vowed to continue with his campaign against corruption in the House in collaboration with civil society groups in the country.

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