The Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin has urged members of the National Assembly to support President Buhari’s anti-corruption war.
The lawmaker’s reaction in a series of tweets Thursday, 23 Juñe, 2016 through his verified twitter handle @AbdulAbmJ comes shortly after opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the national assembly withdrew their support for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The lawmaker wrote, “@AbdulAbmJ “It’s within anyone’s right to decide not to support the president, but he’ll continue to enjoy the total support of majority of us in NASS”.
He continued via @AbdulAbmJ, “Let us not mix the commitment and anti-corruption stand of the gov’t with politics”.
Hon. Abdulmumin, representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency of Kano State at the National assembly pleaded with Nigerians to support the President.
“I’d like to implore Nigerians, especially my colleagues in the National assembly to leave the President with respect to the war on corruption”.
Some National dailies and online Newspapers had also reported that Federal lawmakers cancelled a dinner with President Buhari, probably as a result of the ongoing crisis in the national assembly.
The charge of criminal conspiracy and forgery brought against the leadership of the eight senate by the federal government is tearing the executive and the legislative arm of government apart.
But the Chairman, House Committee on appropriation, urged members of the National assembly not to distract the President.
“We must not distract the president but instead give him all the support to continue the good work he has started for the country.
He then called on the various agencies to respect the rule of law.
“However I urge the anti corruption agencies to ensure they always abide by the rule of law and the principles of justice and fairness”.
“We must all support them and not politicize things when the radar of the agencies are focused on us. Nigeria must always come first” he wrote.
“It is petty & predictable to throw blames at the president when all the anti-corruption agencies are doing is what is prescribed by the law”.