In a veiled manner, the embattled Speaker of the House of the Representative, Yakubu Dogara may have admitted to the 2016 budget padding allegation labeled against him by the former appropriation committee chairman, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin when he yesterday declared that budget padding is not an offence.
Before now, Dogara has consistently claimed he was not involved in the padding of the 2016 budget.
He said he would not resign because of the allegations levelled against him by the sacked Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin.
Dogara, who visited President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, first feigned ignorance of the term, budget padding. But he later said it constituted no offence under the law.
The Speaker, who has come under pressure in some quarters to resign since the allegations were made, was at the Presidential Villa apparently to explain his own side of the story to President Buhari.