Abdulmumin Jibrin Lawmaker’s supporters join call for Dogara to resign

However, supporters of the House Speaker have dismissed calls for Dogara’s resignation, saying it will not happen.

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An interesting drama will play out in the coming days, as legislative duties resume in the House of Representatives.

You will recall that the former Chairman of the House committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in a letter, called for the resignation of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.

Jibrin’s stand has gotten a boost from a group in the House of Representatives, known as the Transparency Group.

The group insists that those named in the budget padding allegations should submit themselves to be probed.

According to Premium Times, its members also vowed to resist any attempt by Dogara’s supporters to pass a vote of confidence on him.

A member of the group, Mohammed Soba, said “We shall insist that the house leadership step aside and submit themselves for investigation.

“And we cannot allow any matter concerning the so called vote of confidence to be entertained.”

However, supporters of the House Speaker have dismissed calls for Dogara’s resignation, saying it will not happen.

One of them said “While they are planning, others are planning to pass vote of confidence in the leadership of the House.

“I want you to know that after the prayer, first thing tomorrow is the Speaker’s speech. In the speech, he will welcome everybody and address all the issues and the allegations. Then, his supporters will rise to give him standing ovation, which will be followed by a vote of confidence.

“So, I doubt if those planning vote of no confidence will still go ahead.”

Meanwhile, Abdulmumin Jibrin has said he is not bothered by threats that he might be suspended from the Green Chambers.

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