TVC N. Jibrin made the unbelievable revelation on Sunday, October 9 in an interview with news men. Answering question on those supporting his war against Dogara, Jibrin expressed huge gratitude for Obassanjo’s support.
“A lot of Nigerians have been supportive. I want to specially thank former President Olusegun Obasanjo. He’s been encouraging me to hold on. But you know, in his usual way, he would say,
‘All of you people are the same. But I am happy that you’ve pulled out of them and you are exposing them. We will continue to give you support.’ “That occasional intervention has helped me to stay on track. I believe that a lot of members of the House of Representatives are corrupt – but, not all. There are still a few that are honest. They have integrity. They are pained by what is happening in the institution.
“They are overpowered. I remember there was a statement Obasanjo made some time ago that there were lawmakers who came to Abuja in trailers and are now driving cars worth between N20m and N40m. He is right. That is the problem we have in the House of Representatives. We need to do background checks on people before they find their way into the House.”
Jibrin also said he is happy that President Muhammadu Buhari is not getting involved in the scandal. He also shut down arguments that former Lagos state governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu or House majority leader Femi Gbajabiamila are sponsoring his feud with Dogara.