APC reverses suspended lawmaker’s expulsion – Abdulmumin Jibrin
Abdulmumin Jibrin, who represents Kiru/Bebeji Kano federal constituency was pronounced expelled at a press briefing on Thursday, June 15 for allegedly involving in anti-party activities.
The Bebeji chairman, Sani Ranka , who made the announcement, accused Jibrin of ‘promoting divisive tendencies’ in the party
However, a statement issued on Saturday, June 17, by the Kano APC described Jibrin as a “strong” , and
“essential” member of the party.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the APC chapter, Bashir Yahaya Karaye , said a party official breached protocols to give “wrong information” to Nigerians.
The party vowed to sanction its members behind the pronouncement.
The statement said, “We have received with absolute disappointment rumour of expulsion of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa, a strong pillar of our party, the APC in Kano and Nigeria as a whole.
“The unfounded report was said to have originated from a member of the party who clearly abused the party’s protocols in disseminating that wrong information to the public.
“The party wishes to state that neither the leader of the party in Kano, His Excellency, the executive Governor of Kano, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje nor the state chairman and state executive committee were consulted or endorsed such mischievous act.
“The party is appealing to the public to disregard that mischief as it sets out to penalize all the members involved in this dispiriting embarrassment and unnecessary confusion among members and in the media.
“APC does not and will never tolerate impersonation, abuse of office and wanton vindictiveness by a member who had no authority to make such grave pronouncement, especially at the time we are building a united force to deliver on our promises for the people of Nigeria.
“We wish to emphasize that Hon. Jibrin is an essential member of the APC, and his contributions and representations of our interests have never gone unrecognized.”
On September 28, 2016, Jibrin was suspended from the House of Representatives after he accused Speaker
Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the chamber of budget padding.
The House seats three days in a week, which means that Jibrin’s suspension would last more than a year.