According to reports, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties has demanded that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, and other Principal Officers of the House, who were named in the budget padding and abuse of office allegation by their colleague, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, must step aside to allow the House and security agencies to investigate the matter.
The decision was taken at a meeting by the national leadership of the umbrella body of all political parties […]
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, requesting him and other principal officers “suspected to be involved in the alleged budget padding to step aside pending the outcome of investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other agencies.”
The letter dated July 29, 2016 and signed by SERAP executive director, Adetokunbo Mumuni, stated that, “Following confirmation received by SERAP from the EFCC […]