The Leadership of the All Progressives Congress has gagged the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and a former chairman of Appropriation Committee, Abdulmunin Jibrin, and other lawmakers from talking to media houses regarding the new lexicon in the Nigeria political sphere, Budget Padding.
According to an anonymous source, The APC has written to the leadership of the House of Representatives and also copied to other lawmakers elected on its Political platform, gagging everyone of them from making statements concerning the issue.
“If the question must be asked about the integrity of the Appropriation Act, certain responsibilities would also be placed at the doorstep of the President, who signed the document that is now adjudged to be padded.
“The question must also be asked that at what point did the executive decide to sign the document and under what circumstance?
“So should the leadership of the House or the National Assembly take the blames alone, because it takes two to tango, as far as passing and signing a bill into law is concerned?
“So I think the APC has now realised that if it allows the warring parties to continue the macabre dance, the world could also begin to see its failings, the source stated