More trouble came the way of the member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State in the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, as the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) yesterday submitted more evidence against him to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The NYCN petitioned the anti-graft agency over an alleged N418 million fraud perpetrated by the former Appropriation Committee Chairman of the House of Reps.
Following a petition by Jibrin accusing the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, three other principal officers and some members of the House of budget padding, the National President of the NYCN, Ikenga Ugochinyere, said the Kano lawmaker must come to equity with clean hands.
Ugochinyere told newsmen in Abuja yesterday at the EFCC office in Wuse Zone 7 that the council was invited to endorse their petition and provide more evidence in support of their petition against Jibrin over the fraud in constituency projects.
The youth council president said they brought the issue of fraud against Jibrin up now because the lawmaker had been on the forefront of asking that the appropriation process be sanitized.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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