Jibrin apologises over comments on Buhari
Abdulmumini Jibrin, the member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency in Kano state, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari over the recent comments he made on him.
Jibrin made the remarks while addressing his supporters at his residence shortly after conducting special prayer for the president in Kofa Juma’at Mosque, Bebeji local government area of the state on Friday.
“I apologise to President, APC, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and all APC supporters over what I said even though it was misinterpreted and misconstrued.
“To my party supporters, leaders, friends and all those who felt offended over my comments, I sincerely apologise.
“While I offered the advice and proffered solutions in good faith, some political detractors availed themselves of the opportunity to deliberately misconstrue and misjudge my remarks in order to put me on coalition course with my party and President,” he said.
Jibrin, who is currently on a suspension imposed on him by the House of Representatives over the 2016 budget padding scandal, said he would remain an ardent supporter of President Buhari and his anti-corruption crusade.
He said for long he had launched Muhammadu Buhari Special Empowerment programmes as part of his support for President Buhari.
“I was in the United Kingdom when the thing happened. What I did was to rush down home in the next available flight. I want show them that Iam still with my people and they support me at all times,”he said.
The chairman of APC Kofa ward, Alhaji Bala Shuaibu, described those who earlier participated in protest against the legislator at the state party Secretariat in Kano as “mere rented crowd and opportunists”.
He assured Jibrin of the total support of the constituents adding what he said in his tweeter handle was not reported in details, which gave room for unnecessary misinterpretation.
Jibrin had on March 30, in a series of tweets, asked the president to resign an action which drew the ire of some members of his constituency who promised to initiate a recall process against him.