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.


  1. Is a welcome development.

  2. it will be shame if all APC can do is to defend somebody that we all have seen is a criminal trying to defraud Nigerians too bad

  3. APC has moved to save Dogara from a show of shame that he exhibited in Nigeria budget manipulation. Who will then save Nigeria from mess the manipulation will put the country into. This goes to show how selfish we are in this country. I expect the APC to cause a well grounded investigation in this budget padding saga and flush out those who are behind it but No.They are concerned about what brings the APC part to disrepute. The change mantra is surely a lip service.
    From my observation it looks like PMB is alone in this corruption fight an he should be careful about it. As it is now happening in the lower chamber of the NASS so it in the senate. The National Assembly is the most corrupt organ of the Nigerian Government.

  4. Just because he's a party man does not make him above the law or to avoid punishment for his crime

  5. APC can't save him.... The allegation are beyond party powers this time.

  6. Nigerian politics is a big shame! loyal indeed, even after doing wuh's u heard of..

  7. Loyal Party member???? This is not about APC!!! Buhari , we are watching!! APC should not make the wrong move or Buhari supporters will be very disappointed.. We are watching and waiting!!


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