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Reps’ resumption: PDP chieftain calls for caution, restraint over Jibrin’s allegations


Abdulmumuni Jibrin

Abdulmumuni Jibrin

As the House of Representatives resumes plenary, Chief Alexander Mwolwus, a chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau, has called for restraint over Rep. Jibrin’s allegations for smooth legislative functions.

Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pankshin on Monday, Mwolwuls said: “with the economic recession biting harder, what we need now is stability in the National Assembly and not crises.”

“If what the newspapers carried about plans by the supporters of Honourable Speaker and those of Rep. Jibrin to slog it out at the House’s resumption for plenary is true, then there is need for caution.

“I think what Nigerians are praying for is for members of the National Assembly to put their heads together and think on how best and faster the country can come out of this recession.

“Besides, we must have sanity in the NASS for democracy to thrive; the damage the Jibrin’s saga has brought on the image of the assembly and the country as a whole is enough,’’ he said.

Mwolwus, a former Special Assistant to former Gov. Jonah Jang said: “Nigeria is on the brink and they (legislators) should be collectively thinking on how to salvage the nation from recession and not to fight one another. “

The PDP chieftain said that though what Jibrin did was shocking, he advised the House not to create more problems for themselves, but to look at the house rules and quietly tackle the matter without much noise and further damage.

According to him, it behooves on the National Assembly to liaise with the executive arm to find a lasting solution to the sufferings of the masses due to the recession.

According to him, the APC government must do something positive and pragmatic too to alleviate the sufferings of the people.

“Times are indeed hard for Nigerians and the government must rise to the challenge to find a lasting solution to the economic meltdown so as not to send some people to their early graves, ’’ Mwolwus pleaded.

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