Timi Frank, the acting national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC, has berated the ousted chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, for flouting the party’s order to desist from further public utterances regarding the budget padding scandal in the House.
Jibrin had in his latest tweets accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, of conniving with two serving governors and four ex-lawmakers to block his access to President Muhammadu Buhari in order to explain his side of the story.
Frank, in a statement issued Monday, August 8, 2016, in Abuja accused Jibrin of lack of respect for the Senator Shuaibu Lawal-led committee empowered by the party to look into the issue.
“It is now obvious how disrespectful, mannerless and desperate Hon. Jibrin could be even to the leaders of our party which include the deputy national chairman (north), national secretary, national treasurer and others who have been sleeplessly working to ensure that peace returns to the House.
“But if Hon. Jibrin does not have respect for Speaker 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. Jibrin 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 Hon. Jibrin kept quiet and stopped this public show of shame before his excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world.”
Frank reminded the renegade lawmaker that “his continued show of shame does not only stop at him but has great negative impact on the party, its members and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
“He should also be aware that disobeying the party in this manner may attract sanctions if the party deems it fit.”