President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja on Thursday met behind closed doors with a suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin.
Jubrin once chaired the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation.
Addressing State House reporters, the suspended lawmaker described it as a meeting between a son and a father.
“As you are aware , I have not seen the President for a while now . It was a meeting between a son and a father, ” he said.
Jubrin declined comment on whether he was at the State House to seek Buhari’s intervention on his travails .
“I cannot comment in that regard. The most important is that I saw him and he was in a very high spirit. I greeted like a son and he spoke to me like a father,” he said.
He expressed surprise that while Senator Mohammed Ndume who was once equally suspended by the Senate had been recalled, the lower legislative chamber had not deemed it fit to recall him.
“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 in 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 judgement and my constituency will soon get back to the house,” he said.
He noted that he had learnt from his travails as it is normal to learn from any situation in life.