The Budget Padding’s scandal took yet another turn Wednesday as the former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin accused the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara of bribing some members with 25,000 dollars each.
According to Jibrin, the alleged sum was for the selected members to sign a vote of confidence for the speaker and three other accused principal officers. The Lawmaker made the allegation in a statement issued to journalists yesterday in Abuja, saying members of the House of Representatives were given 25,000 dollars to sign a register opened at the Speakers Asokoro guest house.
He further states: “This disgraceful act is coordinated by Hon. Zakari Mohammed, Hon. Jagaba Adams Jagaba and DCOS to Mr. Speaker Hon. CID Maduabum.