Budget padding: APC decries Jibrin's latest public outburst

Jibrin Abdulmumini‎

Hon. Jibrin Abdumumini

Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumini
Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumini

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday decried Rep. Abdumumini Jubrin, a former Chairman of the Appropriation Committee, for disregarding the party’s intervention moves.

This is contained in a statement released to newsmen in Abuja by Mr Timi Frank, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party.

Frank, in the statement, said the APC Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, had addressed a letter to Jubrin ordering him to avoid issuing public statements on the lingering budget scandal at the green chamber.

Jubrin had in his latest tweets, accused the speaker of conniving with two serving governors and ex-lawmakers of trying to change the media narrative against him.

Frank accused Jubrin of lack of respect for the Lawal-led committee, which it said, was working tirelessly to resolve the crisis.

“It is now obvious how disrespectful, mannerless and desperate Rep. Jibrin could be even to the leaders of our party.

“The trio of the National Deputy Chairman North, National Secretary, National Treasurer and others have been sleeplessly working to ensure that peace returns to the House.

“But if Jubrin does not have respect for the Speaker as a person, it is expected of him to respect the office of the speaker, the number four citizen of our party and the country.

“Jubrin should also be told that he has clearly shown disrespect for President Muhammadu Buhari who is the leader of our party by this singular act.

“His continuous show of shame does not only stop at him but has great negative impact on the party, its members and the President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led government.

“He should be also aware that disobeying party in this manner may attract sanction if the party deem it fit.”

“It is high time Jubrin keeps quiet and stop this public show of shame before his excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world,” he said.