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Jibrin: If Buhari knew the real Dogara, he would ban him from Aso Rock

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Abdulmimin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriation, says President Muhammadu Buhari would ban Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, from the presidential villa if he had an idea of his real nature.

Also to be banned, according to Jibrin, are Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker; Leo Ogor, minority leader; and Alhassan Doguwa, chief whip of the house.

Jibrin is involved in a battle with the leadership of the house, and he has accused the four of them of mind-boggling scandals.

On Monday, he demanded that the leadership of the house give room for investigation into the allegations laid against them.

“Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his senior cabal namely Deputy Speaker Lasun, Whip Doguwa and Minority leader Ogor have promoted corruption so badly in the house that if President Muhammadu Buhari, with his disdain for corruption and corrupt people, had the slightest idea, he would ban the QUARTET permanently from the villa before they eventually allow for proper and unbiased investigation by the house,” he said in a statement.

“Mr Speaker and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun diverted millions of naira all in the name of paying for guest houses and official residence. The issue became so messy that the Deputy Speaker openly accused Hon Herma Hembe of shortchanging them of millions of naira in the deal to the shock of many Hon Members.

“Speaker Yakubu Dogara frequently abuses his office, amounting to conflict of interest by soliciting for inappropriate favours from agencies and multinational companies. He forced an agency to grant loans and a construction company blackmailed to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.

“Speaker Yakubu Dogara has carefully designed a scheme to scam Hon Members through deduction from their salaries certain amount of money for a so called mortgage arrangement to build houses for members. He has been applying every underhand tactic to ensure Members agree to the deal.

“Speaker Yakubu Dogara has consistently refused members access to the financial dealings and internal budget of the House. He runs the financial management of the House like a cult, aided and abated by the Chairman House services Hon Babanlle Ila.  It is no longer news that all over the House, Hon Members are aware of the monumental fraud perpetrated by Speaker Yakubu Dogara in this regard.

“We are even told that this is a child’s play compared to the mess and allegations of money laundering he left behind as Chairman house services in both the 6th and 7th Assembly. The EFCC should have something to start working with in respect to his tenure as Chairman House services if they properly dust their files.”

Responding, Dogara denied the allegations, saying they were only “a drowning man’s” desperate attempt to nail him.

“These are all lies and desperate attempts of a drowning man to clutch unto anything having found that all his frivolous allegations do not disclose any element of corruption or wrongdoing against Mr. speaker,” Dogara’s media aide, Turaki Hassan, said on his behalf.

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