*I will release a fresh evidence daily
By Collins Ajibola
Hon Jibrin has vowed to release, on a daily basis, alleged deals of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. Jibrin, who has started releasing the details of the alleged budget scam involving Dogara and three other principal officers, Lasun Yusuf, Alhassan Doguwa and Leo Ogor, last week, alleged, that Dogara diverted a federal water project to his farm in Nasarawa State. Giving reasons he had to wait till now to speak out, he said: “those who keep saying why now should realise that for every situation like this to occur, there must be a trigger, however, it looks!
“I woke up mid night yesterday (Wednesday) to pray and suddenly realised I have become an accidental activist. This is noble and there is no going back!
“I am a product of the establishment but something in me has never been comfortable. I’m so glad that by the 9th of September, my 40th birthday, everybody would have known where I stand for the rest of my life; rural agriculture and fight against corruption, especially in the NASS.”
In his statement, Hon Jibrin said he would continue to make daily allegation of abuse of office against Dogara and his “senior cabal” until the “law catches up with them”.
Jibrin, raised 20 questions of corruption against Dogara on Wednesday, same day he dismissed the threat of court action from the speaker, hoped that Dogara and other principal officers will be removed and prosecuted as a consequence of his allegations.
“When a new speaker emerges and the other principal officers are replaced, I will write to the presiding officers of both chambers to commence a radical internal reform in the entire NASS beyond budget to cover performance assessment, running cost and allowances, investigations, etc.
“If the reform so done in NASS is not made public latest by December, I shall take it up and lay before the general public even if I am alone. The idea is to do a clean up, flush out corruption and corrupt members so that in 2019 only corrupt-free people who want to serve will come in.
“God Almighty knows I am not perfect but as I approach 40 years in September, I have always wondered what is it that I can live and die for.”