The Speaker of the House of the Representative, Yakubu Dogara on Tuesday replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, saying he is ignorant of the budget process and advised him to mind his language.
A statement signed 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”.
Tinubu had on Sunday accused the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Dogara of highjacking the 2018 budget. According to him, “Just look at how the outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and their likes highjacked the budget process these past four years.
“National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them. Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefitted the average person”, he in a statement.
However in his reaction, Dogara said “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. Anyone 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.”