Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin on Tuesday alleged that the Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara, was planning to kidnap him.
Jibrin made the claim, while reacting to reports that the national leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, summoned him over his allegations against the Speaker and other principal officers of the House.
He had accused Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor of attempting to pad N40bn into the 2016 budget.
In a series of tweets on his Twitter handle, @AbdulAbnJ on Tuesday, Jibrin wrote: “My attention has been drawn to media reports that I have been summoned to appear before a disciplinary committee of our great party.
“That i received a letter yesterday evening inviting me to a meeting in respect of the crisis in the House today by 2pm at party’s office the letter did not in anyway indicate it is a disciplinary committee. And I have responded that I will attend the meeting despite my tight schedules shuttling between security and anti corruption agencies to provide support and evidence against Speaker Yakubu Dogara and 9 others.
“The Party had stated that it has made several attempt to reach me through calls and text messages. I did not receive any, even if I did, it would have been very difficult for me to attend bc of attempt by QUARTET of Speaker Dogara& others who were determined to kidnap me, until few days when my lawyers requested and got maximum protection for me from the DSS and police.
“I am confident that the party will do the rightful thing by throwing its weight to support our resolve to wipe out corruption in the House.”