Former Chairman of Appropriation Committee in the House of Representatives, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin yesterday alleged that the Speaker of the House, Hon Yakubu Dogara was bribing some lawmakers with $25000 for a vote of confidence.
Jibrin said in a desperate attempt, the speaker had opened a register at his Asokoro guest house, located at Wilbeford Juta crescent for a vote of confidence signature.
He said the disgraceful act was coordinated by Hon Zakari Mohammed, Hon Jagaba Adams Jagaba and Deputy Chief of Staff to Mr Speaker, Hon CID Maduabum.
The former appropriation Chairman stressed that it was shameful that the speaker had not responded to any of the allegations raised against him, adding that instead he had resorted to look for fraudulent cover.
Jibrin was of the view that Dogara, Lasun, Doguwa and Ogor should listen to Nigerians and reconvene the House immediately and step aside.
He further hinted that investigation by anti graft agencies was already on and pledged to support the probe and prosecution of the accused lawmakers.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Hon Zakari Mohammed has denied the allegation linking him to the sharing of $25000 to some members.
He, therefore, challenged Jibrin to release any proof at his disposal to the public on the $25, 000 bribery allegations.
According to him, “I wish to state clearly that I did not collect any bribe sum from the speaker and I never shared $25,000 to any member of the House to seek support for the speaker.
“I have rich and ethical antecedents by heritage, upbringing, education and societal moulding. I have been living within my means, I have always discharged my duties without fear or favour and I have no cause to indulge in bribery.
“I challenge Jibrin to come to equity with clean hands. Let him release any proof at his disposal to the public on the $25, 000 bribery allegations.
“As far as I am concerned, Jibrin is obsessed by his latter day anti-corruption paranoid. The so-called bribe-for-vote of confidence exists in his imagination. Once a member does not buy into his destruct agenda, such a person must be brought down”.

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