FORMER member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulmunin Jibrin, has said he was leaving his political future in the hands of God, but will still be involved in active politics.
Jibrin told newsmen after returning National Assembly property in his possession to the clerk to the House of Representatives that even though he was no longer a lawmaker, he would still be involved in the activities of the legislature.
The lawmaker who had his election nullified by the Appeal Court lost his reelection bid to represent Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency of Kano State.
He said he was an advocate of everybody being involved in politics, adding that being in politics does not necessarily mean occupying an office.
He said “You can be a journalist supporting democracy. You can be someone who takes his vote very seriously and exercise it. You can be an advocate.”
Speaking on his next political move, the former lawmaker said he would leave that to Almighty God, adding “the future looks very bright. And one has had a very interesting career in the House in the last 10 years.
“In these years, I’ve been a lawmaker holding two very sensitive positions in the House, chairing the Finance and Appropriations committees simultaneously. Spending 10 years without being accused of stealing money that belongs to the national assembly, without being associated with corruption and without being accused of being incompetent or lacking capacity. I think I have to thank God Almighty”.
On whether there is plan to compensate him considering the role he played in the emergence of the present House leadership, Jibrin said being in public service is about sacrifice.
“I am not looking out for compensation but again, I am not tired of serving the country in any capacity either in my private capacity or when called upon again to provide services to the government,” he said.