August 03, 2016

Budget padding: APC moves to save Dogara, meets Speaker and Jubrin

The All Progressives Congress has intervened in the crisis rocking the House of Representatives over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

The party was said to have made the move to prevent the party from being “brought to dishonour.”

The APC National Working Committee, at the party’s headquarters in Abuja separately met with the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; and the man who made the padding revelations, Abdulmumin Jubrin.

It is said that the meetings were aimed at addressing the crisis and preventing the removal of Dogara.

A leader of the party confided in Punch, saying “we are making moves to resolve the crisis. Dogara is a loyal party man.”

Jibrin, from Kano State, had on Monday submitted a petition to the EFCC, Police and others on his case against Dogara and some leaders of the House. The allegations are under investigation.