Following allegation that the speaker House of Representative .Hon.Yakubu Dogara and his mate were caught in mid fire of crisis resulting from budget paddling.
The presidency through a senior special assistance has distance itself from involvement or knowledge about such thing.
The senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang has distanced the President Buhari from the budget padding scandal rocking the National Assembly.
According to Premium Times, Enang on Tuesday, August 9, at the national secretariat of APC after a closed-door meeting with the party leadership said the presidency did not know anything about the scandal.
The budget scandal surfaced after the former chairman of the House of Representatives committee on appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin, alleged that the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, his deputy, Yusuf Lasun, and two other principal officers “padded” the budget with N40 billion.
But Dogara has since denied the allegation, even going as far as saying budget padding was not an offence He has also refused to resign from office as demanded by some members of the lower legislative chamber.
However, Ita Enang has absolved the presidency of complicity in the scandal saying the Appropriation Act being implemented was the one passed by the lawmakers in March.