Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has denied being expelled by the All Progressives Congress.
Jibrin who was suspended by the House of Representatives over actions believed to be against the House, was reacting to a claimon Thursday by the APC in his local government.
Addressing journalists, the chairman of the party in APC chapter of Bebeji local government area of Kano State, Sani Ranka, declared that Jibrin had been expelled from the party as a result of his anti-party activities.
However, in his reaction, Jibrin said the development was sponsored by those opposed to his campaign for transparency in public service and political leadership.
His statement reads in part:
“My attention has been drawn to a false claim attributed to some mischievous impersonators that I’ve been expelled from my party, the All Progressives Congress, at the local government branch.
“This report, I’ve gathered, came from character … who is neither the chairman of my party at the local government level nor a part of the party executive at the state level. The party is not even aware of this impersonation making the rounds in the media.
“Recall that I honoured the invitation of the EFCC in a bid to shed light on the cases of corruption perpetrated by some principal officers of the house of representatives, despite dissuasions by these saboteurs of my party’s change agenda and stand against corruption.
“The initiators of this false claim of my expulsion by my party are hired hacks engaged by some politicians in Abuja in continuation of their futile bids to frustrate my anti-corruption campaigns.
“I wish to remind the public, and especially the media, that this report did not originate from my party, the APC. I have a cordial relationship with my party, and we have been working hand in hand to actualise our agenda for a better Nigeria.”