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Dogara ‘Speaker bribing lawmakers with $25K to sign vote of confidence,’ Jibrin alleges

Jibrin made the allegation on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, via a statement shared on his Twitter handle.

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Speaker Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin

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The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin has accused Speaker, Yakubu Dogara of bribing lawmakers with $25,000 to pass a vote of confidence in him.

Jibrin made the allegation on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, via a statement shared on his Twitter handle.


The statement reads:

“Fellow Nigerians, in a desperate attempt, corrupt Speaker Dogara and the 3 others have opened a register for a vote of confidence signature. The register is opened at his Asokoro guest house located at Wilbeford Juta crescent. Hon members are given $25,000 to sign.

“This disgraceful act is coordinated by Hon Zakari Mohammed, Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba and DCOS to Mr Speaker Hon CID Maduabum. My stand is that the corrupt Speaker Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa and Ogor must listen to Nigerians, reconvene the house immediately and step aside.

“Investigation by anti-graft agencies is already on and I pledge to support the investigation and prosecution of these corrupt public officers. I am also obliged to respond to some allegations that I am sponsored by some external forces to destabilize the House of Representatives.

“The worthless and laughable allegation is orchestrated by Speaker Dogara and his gang of thieves to discredit my unstoppable mission. No external forces in this matter, if there are any, they deserve commendation for sponsoring a struggle to wipe out corruption in the House.

“In any case, are the external forces responsible for the massive theft and abuse of office by Speaker Dogara and the 12 other members? He will soon resort to religious blackmail forgetting I was the one, Muslim from northwest that spearhead & mobilize resources for his election.

“I had a very good meeting with my party APC yesterday. I thank the party for their objectivity & I will continue to cooperate with the party. But I stand by my allegations against Speaker Dogara and his corrupt gang of 12. We shall continue this struggle. There is no going back!!!”

Jibrin has accused Dogara and 12 other reps of padding the 2016 budget.

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