Budget Padding Scandal Why APC governors won’t intervene

What is before the court, those of us who are lawyers, know that it is subjudice.

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House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin play

House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin

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Governor-members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not intervene in the ongoing budget padding scandal, Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar has said.

Abubakar made the disclosure during a recent chat with journalists in Abuja, Vanguard reports.

“I assure you that we are not going to delve into cases that are before the courts or tribunal. We are not going to delve into the current issue of the moment,” he said.

“We are only going to touch on the political issues pertaining to the National Assembly. What is before the court, those of us who are lawyers, know that it is subjudice and the current issue is just coming up and it is not politics.

“As far as I am concerned, if any proof is found to any of the allegations, these are criminal offences. So, there is no way any committee of governors can delve into that, I assure you,” he added.

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Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin, is accusing Speaker, Yakubu Dogara of padding the 2016 budget.

Both Jibrin and Dogara are members of the APC.

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