President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met with the suspended member of the House of Representatives, Hon Jibrin Abdulmumuni from Kano state.
Emerging from the meeting, the lawmaker declined to say whether he met the president to seek his intervention on his longstanding suspension from the House as he said he could not comment on it.
“Well, I cannot comment in that regard. The most important is that I saw him and he is a very high spirit. I greeted like a son and he spoke to me like a father,” he said.
But he admitted that there is a campaign by mostly his constituents to get his suspension lifted.
He said: “Is only normal. Of course Nigerians like justice, my constituency has been suspended for 16 months. So, is only normal that people will talk and ask questions, why are we not back.
“On the aspect of the court case that has been lingering on the court for the past 16 months. I think these are some of the reasons people are raising issues in the public glare.”
On whether there are any lessons learnt in the cause of this crisis, he affirmed that “for every situation like this, there is always an opportunity to learn, is a learning curve. So is fine.”
He drew parallels with the case of Senate Leader, Mohammed Ndume, who was similarly suspended but has now been recalled, regretting that his own case was still hanging.
He added: “Well, that is the interesting thing about the situation. The same case, similar case, identical case was dispensed with within two months but I’m is still hanging on the court system
“But again, I know the Nigerian judiciary is just. So, I’m pretty sure that soonest I will be able to get the judgement and my constituency will soon get back to the house.”
Jibrin said he greeted that president and wished his son, Yusuf, quickest recovery over his power bike accident.
Also with the president on Thursday was Senator Kabiru Gaya from Kano who said he met Buhari to thank him on his recent visit to Kano.