The embattled House of Representatives member who last week, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to step down on health grounds, has apologised to the president.
Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin
We reported last week that in an open letter, the suspended member of the Nigerian House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin, called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation from office on health grounds.
Seven days after the statement, the embattled lawmaker has apologised to the president, Nigerians and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also organised a special prayer at a Jumaat mosque for the success of the Buhari administration and for the president’s recovery.
While speaking to journalists after he received hundreds of his supporters at his Kofa hometown, Abdulmumin said his call for the president to resign was “misunderstood”.
“Nonetheless, I’m apologising to anybody I offended,” he added. “First, the president himself who is a father and who I truly believe in, the ruling APC and indeed Nigerians.”
He said Buhari remained his hope for a better Nigeria, and said any other claim did not reflect his position.
The House of Representatives who accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara of budget fraud, on Friday, led Quran recitations shortly after Jumaat prayers at the Kofa central mosque.
The chief Imam of the mosque, Aminu Ibrahim, also offered special prayers for the president. After the offering of the prayers and the recitations, a cow was slaughtered as a sacrifice for the success of the Buhari government and for his full recovery.