The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the federal house of representatives, to stop levelling allegations against the leadership of the lower chamber in public.
The party said this through Lawal Shuaibu, its deputy national chairman, north, in a letter to Jibrin on Thursday.
“As you are aware, the party, and indeed the government, has not been happy over the recent development in the house of representatives over the issue of the 2016 budget. We found it embarrassing to have to deal with another new phenomenon you tagged ‘budget padding,'” it said.
“Arising from the series of meetings we held with you over the subject matter, the national working committee had decided to request you to henceforth avoid issuing any public statement on this matter. This includes statements through social media or other means of transmitting an opinion on the matter to the public, as the party is now looking into it towards finding possible solution.”
Since July 21 when he made his first allegation of budget-padding against Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and three other leaders of the house, Jibrin has publicly made a series of allegations against the quartet.
He had claimed that a group led by Dogara had made insertions of about N250bn into the 2016 budget.
On Monday, he went to the offices of the anti-graft agencies in Abuja to formally submit a petition against Dogara and others.