Just few days after he decided to heed the call of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and stayed away from further commenting on his allegations of budget padding leveled against Speaker of the House of Representatives and 12 others, the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin has opened another can of worms again.

Jibrin had following the letter by the APC on Thursday directing him to stop “transmitting an opinion on the matter to the public” adding that it was, “looking into it towards finding possible solution” stopped commenting on the allegation in the media.

Aside the letter, it was learnt that party officials at a meeting with Jibrin on Tuesday and and in subsequent interactions appealed to the lawmaker to withdraw his petitions so that the crisis could be handled as “a family affair.”

But Jibrin after insisting Saturday on forging ahead with his petition, took to twitter on Sunday opening more can of worms.

Jirbin in his latest outburst accused two serving governors and three former members of the House of Reps, saying their names will be revealed in due course.

He said Speaker Dogara is the son, father, grand father and great grand father of padding!

The lawmaker also said he no longer feel safe, alleging that there are plans by Speaker Dogara, the 12 others and some vested interest within and outside the House to kill him.

“It has once again become necessary for me to make some statements, clarifications&further revelations. As you are aware, my party the APC has intervened in the current crisis,following allegations of corruption embezzlement&gross abuse of office leveled against Speaker Yakubu Dogara, three other principal officers and 9 other members, of which none had responded to any.”

“As i said earlier, it is only the 13 members of the House that are on trial not the House of Representative as an institution. Surprisingly they have resorted to using every tactics to narrow the allegations to only issue of padding, which in itself is a grievous offense, ignoring tens of other criminal allegations contained in my petition to the anti-corruption agencies. In doing so, they mischievously expanded the scope of the culpability to give an impression that the entire House, Senate and even the Executive arm of government and some individuals outside NASS are on trial. This is a wicked attempt to drag many institutions and individuals into the matter to neutralize the issue, spread fear and sell the dummy that the entire country will go down if this matter is dealt with decisively,the biggest blackmail on the entire country I have ever seen.”

“Nigerians should know that the whole agenda of this blackmail is being coordinated by two serving Governors and three former members I will give their names in due course. They have been running pillar to post and I keep wondering what really are they afraid of.”

Jibrin who said he respected the decision of the party not to further comment on the issue but insisted on pursuing his allegation said he kept close watch on what was going on.

He said he discovered after three days of careful observation and receiving information from very patriotic Nigerians, the two serving governors and three former members “designed a grand plan to provide soft-landing for Dogara and 12 others, give them time to clean up the mess on their desk,destroy whatever evidence in their possession and reach, spread money across members to buy signature, try to scare and drag as many people as they can into this matter, invade the party and top government officials and influential people that have the ears of the president and try to change the media and public narrative by embarking on very expensive media campaign to discredit and attack my person with all manner of lies they can concoct.I have made it a duty to respond to all the allegations against me”

He said the latest plot by the group has already been taken care of in his memoir which he will begin to release any moment as against his earlier promise of doing so on his birthday.

“The latest they brought up this weekend has already been taken care of in my soon-to-be-released memoir But I have decided not to wait until my birthday September to release it.I will start releasing the memoir in piecemeal moment from now so that answers to their cheap blackmail, including the junk and lies they peddle in the media, will be provided.”

The lawmaker said he was “shocked and dumbfounded to see the Speaker on television saying padding is not an offence, wondering why he has “the temerity to make such reckless, insensitive, arrogant and fraudulent statement right within the sanctity of the Presidential Villa, a place that symbolizes zero tolerance for corruption.”

“If you watched the Speaker on the screen talking, you can clearly see that from his face, cap, Agbada, down to his shoes, it was a radiation of corruption, dirty money, monumental fraud and abuse of office. It was irritating to see such character around the corridors of power. He didn’t know that by that statement he has clearly confirmed my allegation that he and 3 others connived with some committee chairmen to insert into the budget over 2,000 items worth 284billion naira. No wonder he refused to take action despite my complaint.”

“Now that I have provided evidence that he and 3 others masterminded the insertion of 40 billion into budget, another wasteful 20 billion naira and attempt to force me to insert another 30 billion naira into the budget. So padding is no longer an offense???!”

“So the Speaker is saying the nine roads he inserted into the budget which he fraudulently sandwiched into 4 roads and inserted billions into that without any design or costing is not an offense?Or the water project he hijacked from the budget and took to his farm s not an offense? Or moving ten solar boreholes to a place that probably requires just two is not an offense? This has really proved that Speaker Dogara is the son, father, grand father and great grand father of padding! Nigerians are watching!!!”

Jirbin called on All government and security agencies and top government functionaries to be wary of the activities of thee two governors and three former members going round trying to blackmail the Senate and the Executive arm of government in order to diffuse and neutralize the allegations

“It will be unfair to drag the Senate or senators into this. Everyone knows that it is the House that has commanding powers of appropriation. There is nothing in the senate appropriation committee secretariat, that is why I requested for the protection of only that of the House. when I heard Dogara was planning to destroy the computers and the hardware. The Senate president was too busy then to even get involved. He was always receiving what I later realized was skeletal briefing from the Speaker.

“It is a strong tradition of the National Assembly that in an event of disagreement between standing committee of the Senate and the House, that of the House supersedes. That was exactly what we did on 2016 budget except that of Health, where we adopted the report of the Senate because the chairman House Committee on Health practically converted the budget to his personal estate, moving massive amount of money that made the whole exercise looked like a big joke. I heard the chairman Hon Chike Okafor talking, trying to put defence on TV, and I simply said truly looters have no shame in Nigeria. The Minister of Health Prof Adewale is alive to testify and he knows the role I played to get the health budget, at least to an implementable shape.”

On the allege plot to kill him, he said: “I have prepared myself for any eventuality. I have spoken to my mum and dad extensively during the weekend. I have prepared my family. I have handed a handwritten note and documents to a SAN,a man of integrity&other persons that I believe will lay it bare if they kill me”

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