APC Could Sanction Jibrin Over Budget Padding Allegations - Timi Frank


Timi Frank, deputy national
publicity secretary of the All
Progressives Congress (APC),
has scolded Abdulmumin Jibrin,
former chairman of the house of
representatives appropriations committee, for flouting the
party’s order of “ceasefire” and
commenting on the budget
padding allegations he levelled
against Yakubu Dogara, the
speaker, and 11 others. In a statement on Sunday, Jibrin
levelled fresh allegations against
the speaker.
The party, through Lawal
Shuaibu, deputy national
chairman (north), had ordered the former appropriations to
stop issuing statements on the
budget padding allegations.
But reacting to the outburst in a
statement on Monday, Frank said
it was obvious that Jibrin lacks respect for the leaders of the
APC. He added that Jibrin could
be sanctioned if he continued
disobeying the party.
“It is now obvious how
disrespectful, mannerless and desperate Hon. Jibrin could be
even to the leaders of our party,
including the national deputy
chairman north, national
secretary, national treasurer and
others who have been working to ensure that peace return to
the house,” he said.
“But if Hon. Jibrin does not have
respect for Speaker Dogara as a
person, it is expected of him to
respect the office of the speaker, the number four citizen of our
party and the country.
“Jubrin should also be told that
he has shown clearly shown
disrespect for President
Muhammadu Buhari who is the leader of our party by this
singular act.
“It is high time Hon. Jibrin kept
quiet and stopped this public
show of shame before his
excesses will be made known to Nigerians and the whole world.”
Frank added: “His continued
show of shame does not only
stop at him but has great
negative impact on the party, its
members and the President Muhammadu Buhari’s
“He should be also aware that
disobeying party in this manner
may attract sanction if the party
deems it fit.”