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Saturday, 13 August 2016

There was no act of corruption by me during and/or after the 2016 budget preparation- Speaker Dogara says

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, this evening released a statement reacting to claims that he said he was above the law regarding the allegation of budget padding leveled against him and 13 other lawmakers by sacked chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin. In the statement shared on his twitter handle, Dogara said there was no act of corruption by him during or after the budget. Read the statement below...
"Hello, everyone. I wish to speak regarding the current budget saga and the allegations levelled against me. I had initially chosen to remain silent, but as an elected representative who values you all, I will speak because communication is key.
I would like to state for the record that my views have been grossly misrepresented in recent publications in some sections of the media. The first was at the State House when I asserted that nothing undertaken by the legislature in the course of the budget process could be .alluded to either as "padding" or as an infraction of any law in our great country. In the second instance, while responding to questions at the Civil Society Dialogue on Thursday, I made reference to sections 3, 24 and 30 ..of the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act to buttress the point that the legislature, while carrying out constitutional responsibilities, is protected by law. I did not say or mean that I am above the law or that I am shielded by the law, or that I have immunity for any infractions on the law. I am not above the law, and I would never imply that I cannot be investigated by security agencies or tried by our courts. As an officer in the Temple of Justice, I owe unalloyed allegiance to the Judiciary and to all instutions of law enforcement. I swore an oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and would defend this with all of my heart. I wish to reiterate that no Kobo belonging to Nigerians has been misappropriated, stolen or lost in this budget saga. I wish to state clearly that there was no act of corruption by me during and/or after the preparation of the 2016 budget. I also hereby call on all Nigerians to be vigilant with respect to the execution of the 2016 budget. I further wish to deny any and all other allegations of a personal nature against me. They are fictional and scandalous untruths. I wish to appeal to the Nigerian public for patience as the truth which will vindicate the innocent in this saga will unfold soon. I also wish to thank you all for the messages of support and encouragement, and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. All other false allegations of a personal nature will be dealt with at the appropriate fora and time.

33 Comments:

  • At 13 August 2016 at 22:54 , Blogger Juliet Iwobi said...

    Dogara, Dogara. comedians we call politicians in this country. God is watching



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  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:03 , Anonymous ING said...

    In Abuja on Saturday, 10th December 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan said.the following: The choice before Nigerians in the coming elections is simple: A choice between going forward or going backwards, between the old ways and the new ways; between freedom and repression (Tyranny); between a record of visible achievements and beneficial reforms and desperate power-seekers with empty promises.

    The Buharists and the “lying liars” are blinded by their hate for Jonathan. It is so bad that if their wives were made pregnant by another man they would say that it was Jonathan that was responsible. Yet their record of governance is clear and there for all to see.

    As a candidate, Buhari appeared to recognize that revamping the economy had to be a priority. He made it a go-to talking point. He hammered on it at the hustings, always checking it off with the promise to fight corruption and arrest insecurity.

    But in his earliest days in office, the economy was the last thing on his mind. The leisure of globe trotting was first. And he started to work his planes as soon as possible.

    When Nigerians, alarmed that the intoxication of power may have made Buhari frivolous, asked him to sit down and work, he plagiarized Obasanjo: My world tour is a necessary charm offensive. Nigeria is a pariah state. I am traveling to reconcile Nigeria with the world

    While he lived in the air, Buhari left Nigeria without direction and without a cabinet. He took six months purporting to look for the beautiful ones. Even in a fiction, that’s too long a period to run an amorphous government after a disruptive election that saw an opposition candidate win.

    Naturally, that eternity of vacuum was filled with speculations and rumors. The market place was paralyzed. Investors and businessmen got edgy, confused and afraid. Because they were made to hedge their bets and wait forever for the new administration enunciate its economic policy, some took their capital elsewhere. The financial system reacted. And an epidemic of job losses began.

    After one year and few months of this administration inefficiency and misconduct instead of Buhari and APC to accept their failure they are busy lying to Nigerians and think that by putting blames on Goodluck Jonathan regime and PDP will cover up the facts on ground for the interest of their party.

    Let us call a spade a spade Nigerians because Bubari and APC are killing this nation with their clueless and visionless then taking us for granted.




     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:11 , Blogger William Emmanuel Ukpoju said...

    As if u go gree say u do wrong

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I knew it was just a witch hunt against this man. Dogara is a great leader and a disciplined man. As for AIDS stricken angry Jibirin on a quest for revenge stop misleading we Nigerians, we see right through your mischief.

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:19 , Blogger christie benjamin said...

    Law makers are intelligent liars and that's why they're so good in the game of deception. You can fool those APC jerks but not folks like meh.

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:20 , Blogger obioma emmanuel said...

    Association of Past Criminals(APC).....make stroke jam dat ur mouth brother to liar muhammed

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:31 , Blogger Nnenne George said...

    It's a pirry that all our politicians from the very top (the president) to the house of rep have all become comedians. They are all disgrace to the society.. They will move from padding the budget to padding their manhoods.. Stupid mofo..😁

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:32 , Blogger Maureen Mordi said...

    Hmmmmmmm Dogara deris God oh

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:33 , Blogger Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

    Their cup of coffee.







    says, Genevieve.

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:34 , Blogger Uju Phil said...

    Pls tell that to chicken heads, all Nigerian politicians are corrupt, so what makes you think you're the righteous one here Doga? #EvilGovt

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:45 , Blogger Chizzy Liz said...

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  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:46 , Blogger Chizzy Liz said...

    **************************akuko unu akpugom.... Una story dey taste dust dust********

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:47 , Blogger livingstone chibuike said...

    Dis man is a clown

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dogara is lying

     
  • At 13 August 2016 at 23:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The criminal and accused is also being his own judge instead of the EFCC and the Courts ..swearin and writting all this nice oyinbo...as if he's expected to implicate himself or accept the fraud commited...I don't blame him..i blame the same authorities who have been fast to detain,judge and criminalize PDP members...innocent FFK was detained even tho he visited d office himself...I blame d federal Govt. And President of Nigeria who has a hand in this padding issue..

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 00:19 , Anonymous ONYI P.K. said...

    You surely need re-orientation. You have been blindfolded by the old ways and it's now difficult to accept and adapt to realities. People are burying money in soak-away pits and farmlands and you think it is right to do so. I am nobody's apologist and will not be. Objectively speaking, the politicians have and are still failing us. How do you reconcile the fact that a principal officer of the opposition in the red chamber is the owner of a multi-billion dollar business in one of the south western states where C of Os are regularly signed for him by the State governor (s) both now and in the past. This is the same C of O for just a plot of land that may never be signed for an ordinary citizen whereas hectres of land are being signed off for this looter by an 'enemy'. Who then, is fooling who? Meanwhile, when it comes to common benefits at level of government, they conveniently forget political party differences. Please, how can you explain the minimum take-home of a legislator at NASS that is in the region of N360m p.a. aside 'pecks' from oversight assignments' gratification. This literally translates to N1m per day whereas, constitutionally, these guys are meant to sit for 181 days in a year. The question pertinent is, do they even cumulatively sit up to 100 days? Nigerians are being ripped off and there is now both an absolute and urgent need for us all to rise and be counted. The consequences of our silence will be too burdensome for current younger segments of generations and those on their heels. My dear, there is nothing personal here but we can reason together!

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 00:25 , Blogger Moses Ogbeh said...

    Na tru you be saint.

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 00:44 , Blogger francis izunwanne said...

    All of una be d same thing until amadi oha strike your mouth na him you go talk true abi,upon say dem hold you for ur blokus you still de lie next time if de want swear una in for all this nonsense position,na oracle them suppose they use cos una kuku no de fear dis una mohamed again as the man busy the sample virgin una just de thief up and down.

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 01:24 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous 11:30PM, so this poor and unintelligent statement by Dogara is really convincing to you ehh? I didn't even need to read up to the third line before I could see the lies behind his statement. Mtchewww. May God save us all

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 01:31 , Anonymous Ifeoma1010 said...

    I swear down, this man's face resemble corruption and padding itself.



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  • At 14 August 2016 at 02:07 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes I am very much convinced because it is clearly a witch hunt to malign dogara's good record over the years. Dogara is a great leader.

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 04:17 , Blogger Mimiebrown said...

    Buharis government is a classic case of 419.

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 04:53 , Blogger PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

    Chai we Nigerians are in trouble we have entered ONE CHANCE BUS it's only God that will deliver us from these DRIVER And CONDUCTORS we voted as our current political leaders from Alhaji himself to everyone down the ladder ewoooooo ife emeeeeeeeeeeeee

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 06:35 , Blogger Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

    When you are accused of budget padding, and you first reaction to that is to say that it is not punishable under our constitution, what you imply is that you are above the law. You are a big thief my friend, and a shameless one at that

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 06:59 , Blogger chidi onoh said...

    Oga speaker u lie ooo.do u think we r fools.so ur a saint abi.even Obasanjo confirmed that all of u r criminals. We know u don't v d interest of d ppl at heart.u r after ur back pocket.die hard politicians.if u know ur nt there for ur back pocket, then resign nd prove ur a saint. We r young politicians too.so we know this game welaa.

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 07:49 , Blogger Juliet Iwuno said...

    Biko cha for road make I see. Linda take note!

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 08:11 , Blogger Jamila Shaibu said...

    Really??

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 10:25 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

  • At 14 August 2016 at 11:28 , Blogger dee boi said...

    Radarada osshi... dee

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 11:47 , Blogger Vivian Reginalds said...

    akuko
    -D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 16:00 , Blogger Emy said...

    Dee Doga, we don hear u. But my question be say, if una no pad, why una go buy pad? Abi men too don dey menstruate? e be like say una kind of menstruation na daily no be monthly?
    well, no be una fault sha, na 9jirians wey vote for una. sai! buharia!

     
  • At 14 August 2016 at 17:34 , Blogger Chima Nwoko said...

    We don hear...#onMYway...

     
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