The budget padding controversies between the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin took another twist at Wednesday sitting as the house became rowdy when the matter was mentioned.
A motion sponsored by the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business, Hon. Orker Jev, drew the attention of the House to the allegations made by the former Chairman. While making reference to the House Rules, Jev pointed out that Jibrin who is a ranking member of the House of Representatives knew how well to handle the issues but was busy in the media dragging the House into a mess.
At that point, the session went rowdy in an manner which seemed orchestrated to derail the issue.
Speaker Dogara eventually referred the matter to Committee on Ethics and Privileges amid shouts of ‘Dogara’ renting the atmosphere.