The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, over the latter’s allegation that the National Assembly has been padding the national budget for four years.
Tinubu in a statement released on Sunday April 21st, accused the National Assembly under the leadership of Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, of joining forces to pad budgets in the last four years. Read here.
Reacting to Tinubu's allegation, Dogara in a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan, said Tinubu's allegation is false and comes from someone who is “ignorant of the budgetary process.”
The statement in part reads
“Only the ignorant with dubious academic certificates will say the maker of a document has padded the document that only he can constitutionally make. Finally, we advise Asiwaju Tinubu to be circumspect in his use of language.
“In this case, he spoke as a spokesperson of depravity. Our reaction must therefore be seen as a provoked counter-punch. Any one can descend into the gutter if he so wishes; but no one has a monopoly of gutter language. We won’t run an adult day care centre anymore on matters like this.”