NASS Mgt seals Jibrin’s office

APPARENTLY acting on the outcome
of the House directive on suspended former
Chairman House of Representatives
Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmunin
Jibrin, National Assembly Management
yesterday, sealed his office.
The Ethics and Privileges committee that tried
Jibrin for breaching House Rules had
recommended that he should be suspended for
180 days and the report was adopted on
Wednesday.
When contacted on why such a haste on the
part of management, Spokesman of the
House, Rep Abdulrazaq Namdas, APC,
Adamawa, simply said “management did the
right thing’.
“There is no haste there because if a judge
finds you guilty you are not given the luxury
of time to do otherwise”.
On whether the action by the House would not
amount to contempt of court, Namdas said “it
is not because of the action of the House
Jibrin went to court, the action of the House
is laced around the collective breach of our
privileges by Jibrin”.
“He (Jibrin) did not go to court because of the
action of our committee but what the
committee did was to suspend him for his
action against our collective privileges”.
“And let me quickly remind you that Jibrin has
not formally submitted any petition against
anybody to the House till date”.
“What he did is to go outside NASS to submit
petitions and mind you his petition is built
around the quartet of the Speaker, Deputy
Speaker, Whip and the Minority Leader.
“His case has no relationship with the entire
House but in the case of his suspension, he
was suspended for violating our collective
privileges as enunciated in our House Rules”.
Asked whether if Jibrin apologises the House
could have a re-think, Namdas said “well that
is left for the committee to decide not us”.

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