Group Rallies Support For Dogara

By Temi Adeolu

The Centre for Democratic Leadership has called for an immediate end to the crisis currently being witnessed in the Federal House of Representatives.

The Executive Director of the Centre, Comrade Bashir Umar in a chat with Newsmen today also faulted the seeming silence of the leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, over the crisis, which began as a result of the sack of the former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jubril.

The Organisation queries while it took Hon. Abdulmumin this long to begin his accusations against the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara and others, asking if this would still have remained a “secret” had it been he was allowed to retain its former position.

The organization also described as laughable, the allegations of budget “padding” against the House Leadership, asking if Hon. Abdulmumin and his collaborators are actually out to ridicule the integrity of the Buhari led administration by claiming that a budget already assented to by the President is riddled with corrupt components.

“May we remind Hon. Abdulmumin Jubril that his current effort to pull the down the house leadership is an indirect indictment on the integrity of Mr. President, who took time more than anyone ever did, to scrutinize the 2016 budget, leading to its return to the National Assembly at a point in time for proper amendment before finally appending his signature to make it an act” Comrade Umar said.

He also asked the leadership of the ruling APC, to intervene in the ongoing dispute to avoid a consequential effect on the smooth running of the House and governance in general.

It also reminds the those behind the present imbroglio to consider the current economic hardship being faced by Nigerians, and work as a team henceforth to savage the situation and drop the pursuit of personal vendetta and unnecessary crisis that will further create more disharmony within the Nigerian polity.