By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has berated the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumin, for flouting the party’s order to stop making public comments on the allegation of budget padding against speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers.
The APC Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, had ordered Abdulmumin to henceforth avoid issuing public statement on the lingering budget scandal in the green chamber.
But Abdulmumin in his latest tweets, raised further accusations against the speaker, alleging that he connived with two serving governors and ex-lawmakers to unleash media attacks on him.
In a statement he issued yesterday, Frank accused Abdulmumin of lack of respect for the Lawal’s committee working “tirelessly to resolve the crisis.”
According to him, “It is now obvious how disrespectful, mannerless and desperate Abdulmumin could be even to the leaders of our party which include the National Deputy Chairman, North; National Secretary, National Treasurer and others who have been sleeplessly working to ensure that peace return to the House.
“But if Abdulmumin does not have respect for Dogara 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. Abdulmumin 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.
“It is high time Abdulmumin should keep quite and stop this public show of shame before his excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world.”
The APC spokesman reminded Abdulmumin that “his continuous show of shame does not only stop at him but has great negative impact on the party, its members and Buhari-led government.
“He should also be aware that disobeying party in this manner may attract sanction if the party deem it fit.”