There seems to be no end to the controversy surrounding the recent sack of Chairman of Appropriation Committee in the House of Representatives, ABDULMUMUNI JIBRIN.
This is because he has said that his refusal to support immunity for presiding officers as well refusal to approve the N40 billion for principal officers out of N100 billion approved for members of the House for constituency projects led to his removal.
In a statement yesterday after the House had adjourned for its annual vacation, JIBRIN told the Speaker, DOGARA, his deputy, YUSSUFF LASUN, the Minority Leader, LEO OGOR and the Chief Whip, ALHASSAN DOGUWA to resign for their alleged role in the budget padding.
However, his assertions were immediately dismissed by the House which through Spokesman, ABDULRAZAK NAMDAS who accused him of resorting to cheap blackmail, asking why he did not as a man of principle, make his disclosure before his removal.
NAMDAS said that JIBRIN was removed by the body of principal officers in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the House rules.
ABDULMUMINI JIBRIN was at the centre of allegations by House members during the 2016 budget exercise when it was alleged that the N60 billion earmarked for the Calabar–Lagos rail project was diverted to other projects leading to calls for his sack.