By Nazifi Dawud
Abdulmumin Jibrin, the suspended member of the House of Representatives representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency, has apologized to President Muhammadu Buhari for asking him to resign due to ill-health.
Mr Jibrin had recently, in a series of tweets, asked the president to resign on due his failing health, saying Buhari was apparently not aware of the situation of the country.
The lawmaker however made a u-trun Friday in Kano and tendered an apology to Mr Buhari, the APC and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, saying his controversial remarks were misunderstood.
He also said his constituents disowned him under duress on Wednesday.
“I, Jibrin Abdulmumini Kofa, a member representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, is apologizing to President Muhammadu Buhari, the party leadership, Kano state governor, Kano people and all Buhari supporters across the country,” he said, adding that “what I said was misconstrued and blown out of proportion”.
“May Allah give him (president Buhari) the strength to rule successfully. And May He give him good health and the country in general,” Mr Jibrin prayed.
Mr Jibrin, nonetheless, said that his apology does not affect the House of Representatives, which had suspended him months ago over disagreements with Speaker Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers.
“I’m not apologizing to people like Alhassan Ado Doguwa in the national assembly. No one in the hallowed chamber is fighting against corruption like I am doing.
“While I offered the advice and proffered the 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 collision course with my party and the President.