Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
The former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumin, has said his determination to expose corrupt leadership in the green chamber is borne out of a desire to complement the anti-corruption war of the present administration.
This is as he again called for the resignation of the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, whom he accused of corruption and abuse of office.
In a statement yesterday, Abdulmumin said he remained resolute and committed to exposing fraud in the 2016 budget.
“It will be the 10th wonder of the world if Dogara and the three other principal officers are allowed to continue in office. It will amount to having a corrupt man and fraudster as speaker, as number four citizen under this dispensation which has zero tolerance for corruption,” he said.
“It is a known fact that legislative investigation is used as avenue to extort money in an organised crime aided and abetted by Mr. Speaker. This situation has gone so bad that members named such investigations ‘commercial motions,’” he further alleged.
The House of Representatives has been embroiled in crises since the sack of Abdulmumin as Chairman of the Appropriation Committee. Following his removal, Abdulmumin accused Dogara, Deputy Speaker, Yussuff Sulaimon Lasun, Chief Whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Minority Leader, Leo Ogor of corruption and abuse of office.