Jibrin Makes U-Turn, Tenders Apology To Buhari For Asking Him To Resign
Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the House of Representatives, has taken back his words on the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jibrin made the demand exactly one week ago, citing the health condition of Buhari.
He even said the president should be given the option of nominating a new vice-president while Aisha, his wife, should be given a top position in government.
Jibrin made the controversial statements on Twitter. Some days after, people from his constituency staged a protest to the APC headquarters in Kano.
The protesters, who called on the party authorities to sanction him, also threatened to recall the federal legislator.
But speaking in Kano on Friday, Jibrin said his position was misrepresented.
“What I said was misconstrued and blown out of proportion,” he said.
“I, Jibrin Abdulmumini Kofa, a member representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, is apologising to President Muhammadu Buhari, the party leadership, Kano state governor, Kano people and all Buhari supporters across the country.
“May Allah give him (Buhari) the strength to rule successfully. And May He give him good health and the country in general.”
However, Jibrin made it clear that his apology was not meant for the leadership of the 8th house of reps.
“I’m not apologising to people like Alhassan Ado Doguwa in the national assembly,” he said.
“No one in the hallowed chamber is fighting against corruption like I am.
“I was in the United Kingdom when people were protesting, but what I did was to rush down home in the next available flight. I want show them that I am still with my people. And they support me all the time.