Jibrin Goes On Exile, Vows Never To Return Unless…


The suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, said he had proceeded on exile in the United Kingdom and will never to return to Nigeria unless his safety is guaranteed.

Jibrin, who left Nigeria for London last week to receive an award and take his anti-corruption campaign to international community, made this known when he appeared on a Ben Television program in London on Monday.

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The lawmaker said  his reason for going on exile is that he has recently discovered that his security was no longer guaranteed and, as such, it would be foolhardy if he remained in the country.

According to him,  a purported five-man cabal led by Speaker Yakubu Dogara was plotting to either kidnap him or assassinate him or members of his family.

Other alleged members of the cabal included Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun; Minority Leader, Leo Ogor; House Whip Alhassan Ado-Doguwa and a member, Herma Hembe.

The lawmaker said that the initial silence of the President on the matter was a blessing in disguise because if the President had spoken much earlier he would have been accused of using him to fight the House Leadership but that now Mr President’s silence had been too much for too long, as his silence, no longer sends the right message.

“The situation currently at hand is different from the initial stage of the crisis. “The silence of the presidency is no longer sending the right message to Nigerians and the international community.”

He also added that he plans to continue his campaign to defeat corruption in Nigeria’s parliament from his base abroad.

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Abdulmumin Jibrin was suspended by the House of Representatives after accusing the Speaker, some Principal Officers and a few other members of corruption, abuse of office and monumental fraud in padding up the 2016 budget.