Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin representing Kiri/Bebeji Federal constituency of Kano State, has denied any rumours of rifts with the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila over his ommission in the just constituted Chairmanships of the Standing Committees of the Lower Chamber.
Jubril said he met with Femi Gbajabiamila in his private resident on Thursday, July 25 before the House instituted standing committees in the green chamber.
The Director-General of Gbajabiamila’s campaign for House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin was not listed as a chairman of any committee sparking rumours of rift between the duo.
Jibrin finally shuts down rumours of rift in a tweet response to the matter, “Walking Mr Speaker to his car after a surprise visit this morning. “We have announced leadership of committees and did our best to ensure merit and fairness. Mr. Speaker went through extreme pressure but as usual, he showed courage. History will be kind to him. May God bless 9th Assembly,” the Kano lawmaker wrote on Twitter.
Jibrin, 42, an influential and third term member of the House was expected to clinch a major portfolio in the green chamber. His omission sent tongues wagging as he was instrumental to Gbajabiamila’s emergence as speaker.