Budget padding: Dogara in secret meeting with Oyegun

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara on Friday met behind closed doors with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

The closed door meeting, it was learnt, centred on the allegation of budget padding rocking the House.

The former chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Hon Abdulmumin Jibrin, had alleged that the Speaker and some other principal officers of the House padded the budget to the tune of billions of naira.

The APC leadership, through its Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, had earlier met with Hon. Jibrin with instructions that there should not be any further comments from all the parties on the budget padding issue.

But after the meeting all the parties involved failed to yield to the instruction of the party, though Senator Shuaibu said that the party had earlier met with Speaker Dogara before meeting the former appropriation chairman.

The closed doors meeting was still going on at press time.