The UK chapter of the Nigerians In the Diaspora Monitoring Group have accused the former chairmanof the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin of engaging in a media war with
the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. YakubuDogara as a ploy to gain sympathy of Nigerians after he was sacked for his role in the manipulation of the budget.
The group said Speaker Dogara deserves commendation for sacking the former chairman, saying that singular action is in line with the anti corruption war of the current administration.
In an electronic message to journalists, UK Representative of the group, Adeka Onyila said it is sad that at a time when parliaments of other nations are exploring ways to protect their economies from the global slow down, Nigerian lawmakers are robbing the populace in the name of working on the budget. He accused Jibrin of attacking the leadership of the House as a form of defence, but warned that such antics has failed as Nigerians are now wiser.
Onyila said, “Instead of showing remorse as one would expect in 2016 Nigeria, he (Jibrin) went on denial – first he claimed he resigned and not sacked only for him to turn around and start making spurious accusations against others.
“We hereby call on Members of the House of Representatives, the disgruntled ones, to stop giving Nigeria a bad name abroad. We say this because we have observed with alarm that some of them are lining up behind Jibrin to back him against the house leadership when he should be censured. Such ridiculous support could only be driven by a desire to make political gains out of the lies cooked up by Jibrin to save his hide.