Former Appropriation Committee Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin, says the House committee on Ethics and Priviledges of breached their agreement.
Jubrin says “he told the Chairman of the Committee, Nicholas Ossai, in a telephone conversation, that he would appear before the committee only if the press are allowed to cover the committee’s proceedings,” reports Sahara Reporters.
He adds that Hon Ossai agreed to this. But he latter heard that the press wouldn’t be allowed to witness the proceedings.
Mr. Jibrin also cautioned the committee to respect the court, since the issue is subject to litigation. And that his lawyer wrote a letter to the committee to that effect.
The Ethics and Privileges Committee started its sitting on Monday and waited for Jubrin to appear before it on Tuesday.
The chairman of the committee, however, said that they would take Jubrin’s non-appearance as defence.
Jubrin got in this situation after accusing key members of the House, including the speaker, of over N4 billion 2016 Budget Padding.
Source: Sahara Reporters