The All Progressive Congress (APC) has sacked Abdulmumuni Jibrin, a controversial member of the House of Representatives who has been at loggerheads with Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker of the House.
The APC in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, Jibrin’s home constituency on Thursday expelled him from the ruling party.
Jibrin was earlier suspended by the House of Representatives for accusing the leadership of the lower chamber of the National Assembly of budget fraud.
He (Jibrin) had gone to court to challenge his suspension. Early this week the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had invited and questioned the lawmaker on some of the allegations he made against Dogara.
Sani Ranka, the party chairman in the local government told journalists in Kano the party had taken all constitutional steps to make Jibrin step back from “anti-party activities”, to no avail, Premium Times reports.
“Before taking this final decision, we formed a disciplinary five-man committee and they went to him on 11-4-2017, he saw them briefly but without any tangible talks and they went back on 13-4-2017 he then refused to see them,” he said.
Ranka said after reporting to the party executives, the party’s caucus agreed to expel Jibrin from the party.
The party then said Jibrin was factionalizing the party, creating new unconstitutional leadership, going against the government of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, as well as exhibiting indiscipline against the national headquarters of the party and the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.