If you harbored the thought that Speaker Yakubu Dogara was going to throw in the towel under the avalanche of corruption allegations leveled by Abdulmumin Jibrin, you’d better think again.
The House Speaker met with President Muhammadu Buhari today and we kinda like how Premium Times relayed snippets of what followed…
Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Friday met President Muhammadu Buhari over the budget padding scandal rocking the House of Representatives.
Mr. Dogara came into the Villa at about 2:25 pm and went straight into the president’s office.
The speaker emerged at exactly 2:58 pm, telling reporters budget padding is not an offence and vowing not to step down from office despite growing calls on him to do so.
When approached by State House press on the allegations of budget padding leveled against him by the former chairman of the Appropriation committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, Mr. Dogara simply said “I am a lawyer and have been a legislator for a while, I never knew of an offence called budget padding.”
The speaker said budget padding is not an offence against any Nigerian law.
He also said since he has not committed any offence, the question of him resigning “does not even arise.”
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