Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin has disclosed that Speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, handed out $25,000 to lawmakers so that they could pass a vote of confidence on him.
Jibrin said that Dogara opened a register at his Asokoro guest house where each member who signed was handed the cash.
In the latest allegation, Jirbin said the Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education, Mr. Zakari Mohammed, coordinated the disbursement of the cash to lawmakers.
He said Mohammed was assisted by the Chairman, Committee on Interior, Mr. Adams Jagaba, and the Deputy Chief of Staff to the speaker, Mr. Cyril Maduabum.
Jibrin, in a series of tweets on Wednesday, said he was ready for the investigation into his “budget padding” allegations against Dogara by the EFCC, ICPC and the police.
Jibrin tweeted, “Fellow Nigerians, in a desperate attempt, corrupt Speaker Dogara and the three others have opened a register for a vote of confidence signature.
“The register is opened at his Asokoro guest house located at Wilberforce Juta Crescent. Hon. members are given $25,000 to sign.
“This disgraceful act is coordinated by Hon. Zakari Mohammed, Hon. Jagaba Adams Jagaba and DCoS to Mr. Speaker, Hon. CID Maduabum.
“Investigation by anti-graft agencies is already on and I pledge to support the investigation and prosecution of these corrupt public officers.
“I am also obliged to respond to some allegations that I am sponsored by some external forces to destabilise the House of Representatives.
“No external forces in this matter; if there are any, they deserve commendation for sponsoring a struggle to wipe out corruption in the House.”