A former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said at least 250 out of the 360 members of the House have signed a petition calling for the probe and removal of the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. Jibrin said this on Thursday during a programme on Africa Independent Television, titled,‘Focus Nigeria.’ In his words, Jibrin said, “I am not alone, I am with many members. Yesterday (Wednesday), a lot of them said they wanted to go to the secretariat with me, but I said no. I didn’t want us to make the thing to look like a movie. We have the transparency group and it did not just start now; so no one can say Jibrin initiated it. It was formed even before we went on holiday.
“Anyone that says we are lying must be a joker because there were about 200 signatures before we left for holiday. Now, they have increased to about 250. Another group has emerged aside the integrity group and these groups have come together and all they are asking Mr. Speaker to do is to reconvene the House immediately and step down, but the body language of Mr. Speaker and a few corrupt people around him is that the issue would have died down when we resume in September and Nigerians would have forgotten. You are corrupt and you are talking about September. What we are asking for is that Mr. Speaker should reconvene the House immediately and step down so that internal and external investigations can go on concurrently.”