Abdulmumin Jibrin, disgruntled member of the House of Representatives, has alleged some actions by the lower parliament geared towards blackmailing the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
In his latest revelation on the corruption in the house, Jibrin urged the Executive Arm to stand up to any possible blackmail from the House.
“As you have started noticing, many investigative hearings and ad hoc committees are springing up like mushrooms.
“The investigative hearings are intended to blackmail the executive arm, coax them not to act on the allegations.
“The ad hoc committees are used to settling aggrieved members as it provides avenues to collect bribes.
“ You will also notice irrational grandstanding over approval of MTEF/FSP and the budget or correspondence from the President.
“All these are legislative antics employed by the House to use the institution of the House to shield corrupt members.
According to Jibrin, the EFCC and the Police have severally being victims of this kind of evil tactics by the House in the past.
“Finally, I wish to call on the Federal Government to make me face the harshest punishment prescribed by our laws if my allegations are found to be false,” Jibrin said, Thursday.
Jibrin was recently suspended for 180 legislative days and barred from taking any office, following his corruption allegation against House principal officers. Jibrin specifically allege Speaker Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yussuff Lasun; Minority Leader Leo Ogor and deputy chief whip Doguwa padded the 2016 budget to favour themselves.