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Abdulmumin Jibrin 'Dogara can't constitute ad-hoc committee.' Lawmaker says

Jibrin said any investigative committee is supposed to be set up by an acting Speaker, who will also help anti-graft agencies unravel the matter.

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Jibrin in trouble again as Dogara asks panel to probe him play

Abdulmumin Jibrin

(The News)

The drama in the House of Representatives might not be ending anytime soon, considering the insistence of Abdulmumin Jibrin not to appear before the committee on ethics and privileges.

Jibrin said any investigative committee is supposed to be set up by an acting Speaker, who will also help anti-graft agencies unravel the matter.

The embattled lawmaker in a letter said “ I stated in the letter that ‘The Speaker Pro Tempore should constitute an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate these allegations in collaboration with the on-going external investigation by the anti-graft agencies.

“This has become necessary because from some public and private comments made by the incumbent Chairman of the Ethics and Privilege Committee, he has become an interested party in the matter and his ability to be impartial is in doubt. Also some of the members, including myself, who sit as members of the committee are interested party in the matter.”

“You called me after reading my letter and tried to explain your public statement and further made efforts to convince me that you will indeed be impartial. I listened to you but I had my doubts.”

Meanwhile, the House committee on ethics and privileges on Friday, September 23, 2016, commenced public investigation into the budget padding allegations.

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