- House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, though on suspension, asked Yemi Osinbajo to deal heavily with legislators trying to cause trouble
- He warned senators and House of Representatives members to remember that Osinbajo has powers to get them arrested
Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has told Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to deal decisively with those trying to cause problems for the government.
Jibrin, who was suspended after claiming that Speaker Yakubu Dogara and principal officers of the House padded the 2016 budget, reminded Osinbajo that he is the acting Commander-In-Chief of the country.
He also gave details of how the acting president should handle the Senate and the House of Representing for allegedly trying to turn the country’s constitution on its head.
“The Ag President must with immediate effect order the arrest and prosecution of some politicians that are making treasonable statements,” Jibrin said without mentioning specific names.
“Ag President Yemi Osinbajo saved the fight against corruption by standing firmly with Magu. We must all support him to sustain the momentum,” he said while reacting to the rift between the executive and the Senate over the continued stay in office of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Magu is upright and has shown rare courage in the face of blackmail and intimidation. He must go ahead and continue his job ruthlessly.
“Those promoting such reckless statements must know acting president has powers to arrest anybody be you number 3, 4 or 10 citizen if found wanting.
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“The constitution is explicitly clear and any attempt to subvert it must be dealt with decisively by the Ag President and Commander-In-Chief,” he said.
Jibrin said while Nigerians continue to pray for the quick recovery and return of President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo must send a strong signal that under his watch, nobody can push Nigeria towards anarchy.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and justice minister, Abubakar Malami, spoke about the issues arising from the Senate's position on Magu and what the presidency thinks.
A section of the media had reported on Wednesday, July 5 that Malami, who spoke after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), reportedly said the endorsement by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo of the continuous stay of Ibrahim Magu as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was not a collective decision.
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