Embattled Nigerian federal lawmaker, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has revealed ‘Axis of Evil’ in the country’s National Assembly, stressing that there are propaganda being peddled around against him.
The lawmaker took to his twitter handle on New Year’s eve to make certain revelations, while demonstrating readiness to fight budget fraud.
“The propaganda spread around against me by the axis of evil in the House of Representatives shows how desperate Speaker Dogara has become,” Jibrin said in one of his tweets.
“No such planted stories aim at diluting our crusade will deter me and I will use every legal means to regain the mandate of my people,” he added.
Jibrin left the country four weeks after he was suspended by the House for stirring the budget padding scandal in the public domain, and spent seven weeks in London.
“My few weeks of silence was to strategize and put to work some of the advice I have received from hundreds of well-meaning Nigerians,” he said.
Jibrin said “as we enter New Year, let’s not forget 163 days after Dogara is yet to respond to mountain of allegations”.
“We must deal with the axis of evil in the House of Reps in 2017 and they should rather focus on responding to the mountain of allegations of 40, 20, 30 & 284 billion budget fraud, 20% house inputs hijacked for the axis of evil by Lasun, 9 roads blended to 4 Speaker inserted in budget, diversion of FGN projects to his farm, 500 million naira they collect for rent of house and guest houses-how much Hembe stole from the money, why the Speaker is yet to release details of internal budget of the house after deducting running cost allowances, allegation of wasteful contracts on office items, billions of naira money laundering, the car purchase scam of the 7th and 8th assembly, allegation of shortchanging members in 2015 MDG, allegations of bribery and corruption in the 2015 MDG with the corrupt Doguwa in charge, allegations of doctoring our house rules that is a subject of ligation that gave him draconian powers, and among many others,” he added.
Jibrin stressed “We have secured funding from two international organizations to establish a central online platform that will be used to disseminate budget fraud and corruption acts, and publish evidence; and also hold lecture series and sensitization programs on budget fraud and corruption across the country.
Jibrin, who said a whistle-blower is not necessarily a saint but he or she is supported for what he reveals that is of benefit to all, said “I shall remain committed to this struggle for the rest of my life even if I am alone.
“Our anti-corruption crusade will be ruthless in 2017. It is a struggle I am ready to die for,” he covenanted.