Government & Politics

Showdown In Aso Rock As Dogara Is Set To Meet Buhari Over Budget Padding Scandal

According to an authoritative report by Premium Times, the embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, will today, August 5, meet President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Aso Rock villa, Abuja, over the budget padding scandal rocking the lower legislative chamber.
The president’s list of engagements for Friday which was seen by the publication reveals that Buhari will meet Dogara which is at the instance of the Speaker, at 4.30p.m except there is a last-minute change in his schedule.
It was learnt that the Reps speaker sought audience with the President over the allegations levelled against him by a former chairman of the appropriations committee of the House, Abdulmumin Jibrin, that he abused his office and committed budget fraud.
The meeting will be holding about 24 hours after the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) ordered Jibrin to stop further public comment on the matter.
Those familiar with the matter said Dogara sought to see the President “to offer personal explanation” on the allegations against him.
This is a developing story, we’ll be bringing you more details as soon as its made available.
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