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Rep Urges Respect For Rule Of Law In Anti-Corruption War


Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has urged members of the National Assembly to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

He however said the war must be fought with respect for the rule of law.

The lawmaker’s reaction in a series of tweets, Thursday, through his verified twitter handle @AbdulAbmJ‪ in reaction to decision of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the national assembly withdrew support for the government of President Buhari.

The lawmaker said “It is within anyone’s right to decide not to support the president, but he’ll continue to enjoy the total support of majority of us in NASS”.

“Let us not mix the commitment and anti-corruption stand of the government with politics”, he also warned.

Hon. Abdulmumin, who represents Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency of Kano State at the National assembly, pleaded with Nigerians to support the President.

“I’d like to implore Nigerians, especially my colleagues in the National assembly, to leave the President with respect to the war on corruption”.

The charge of criminal conspiracy and forgery brought against the leadership of the eight senate by the federal government is tearing the executive and the legislative arm of government apart.

But the Chairman, House Committee on appropriation, urged members of the National assembly not to distract the President.

“We must not distract the president but instead give him all the support to continue the good work he has started for the country”, he said as he called on the various agencies to respect the rule of law.

“However I urge the anti-corruption agencies to ensure they always abide by the rule of law and the principles of justice and fairness”.

“We must all support them and not politicize things when the radar of the agencies is focused on us. Nigeria must always come first” he wrote.

“It is petty & predictable to throw blames at the president when all the anti-corruption agencies are doing is what is prescribed by the law”.

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