The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has reacted to the allegation of budget-padding leveled against him by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
He described the former Lagos state governor of being ignorant of the budgetary process while also warning him to watch his usage of language.
Recall that Tinubu had during the weekend accused both Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, of padding national budgets since the 8th National Assembly was constituted.
Dogara, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Mr. Turaki Hassan, said, “Only the ignorant with dubious academic certificates will say the maker of a document has padded the document that only he can constitutionally make.
“Finally, we advise Asiwaju Tinubu to be circumspect in his use of language.
“In this case, he spoke as a spokesperson of depravity. Our reaction must therefore be seen as a provoked counter-punch.
“Any one can descend into the gutter if he so wishes; but no one has a monopoly of gutter language.
“We won’t run an adult day care centre anymore on matters like this.”