👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
Abdulmumin Jibrin will be investigated over some “misleading” statements he made after a meeting that took place at the National Assembly, NASS.
The House of Representative member for Bebeji/Kiru claimed that the joint session of the National Assembly held on Tuesday was a PDP meeting.
Commenting in a tweet, Mr Jibrin said : “Almost all the members and senators that spoke at the Executive session are of the PDP while members of the APC supported by some leaders declined joining the discussion to avoid a rowdy confrontation as the entire session could easily pass for a PDP Executive session.
“That it is commendable that the Speaker tactically refused to make any comment at the session even after the Senate President took time to explain the issues which are mostly personal.”
However, this statement was seen as a deliberate attempt to “mislead” the public.
The House of Representative and Senate had taken a joint decision to hold a closed door meeting as a result of recent issues taking places in the country, which has pitted some of them against the Executive arm of government.
After the meeting a list of resolution were read out by the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The resolution which seeks for President Muhammadu Buhari to “protect life and properties of Nigerians.”
A demand for the President to adhere to “the Rule of Law” were all put forward in a vote.
Many of the lawmakers voted in favour of it.
Mr Jibrin, who recently returned to office after a suspension that lasted over a year, might be sanctioned again for “misleading” the public.
Sunday Karimi who represents Yagba Federal Constituency at plenary today, spoke out about Mr Jibrin’s remarks
“There is need for him to be called to order because he is trying to turn the chambers upside down,” he said.
“Jibrin said all our meeting yesterday was a PDP affair and members that spoke in that meeting were all PDP members. If you will speak to the press, you must say the truth.
The Speaker, Yakubu Dogara who referred the matter to the by the Committee on Ethics and privileges, said: “I want this matter to be referred to the ethics committee for him to explain himself.”
“I have a problem with members who don’t come for sitting and immediately approaching the press when a decision is taken.”
“We shouldn’t mislead the public, it is very unfortunate,” Mr Dogara further states.