The former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin claims 250 members of the Green Chambers have signed a petition calling for the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara to resign.
This is despite the instruction from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Jibrin asking him to desist from commenting on the budget padding scandal.
The former chairman, while speaking on African Independent Televison (AIT), said the Reps have also demanded that the House be reconvened so the issue can be ironed out.
He also revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) has beefed up security around him.
According to Jibrin, “I am not alone, I am with many members. Yesterday (Wednesday), a lot of them said they wanted to go to the secretariat with me, but I said no. I didn’t want us to make the thing to look like a movie.
“We have the transparency group and it did not just start now; so no one can say Jibrin initiated it. It was formed even before we went on holiday. Anyone that says we are lying must be a joker because there were about 200 signatures before we left for holiday.
“Now, they have increased to about 250. Another group has emerged aside the integrity group and these groups have come together and all they are asking Mr. Speaker to do is to reconvene the House immediately and step down, but the body language of Mr. Speaker and a few corrupt people around him is that the issue would have died down when we resume in September and Nigerians would have forgotten.
“You are corrupt and you are talking about September. What we are asking for is that Mr. Speaker should reconvene the House immediately and step down so that internal and external investigations can go on concurrently.”
Meanwhile, The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Dogara is innocent until proven guilty.