Yakubu Dogara,Speaker of the House of Representatives, has shunned the invitation of the police Special Investigating Panel over allegations of budget padding.
The PUNCH reliably gathered on Wednesday that the Speaker did not honour the police invitation because the letter was not signed by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The panel had in a letter to Dogara requested him and others mentioned in the petition to appear before it last Friday.
The Speaker, however, did not honour the invitation. Rather, he met with President Muhamadu Buhari over the budget crisis on Friday.