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Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by kokozain(m): 1:23pm On Jul 29, 2016
– Members of the House of Representatives are currently divided over allegations of budget padding against the leadership of the House

– While a group has begun to gather signatures for Speaker Dogara’s impeachmenrt, the speaker is also rallying members to gather support ahead of resumption

– Abdulmumin Jibrin, the member who spilled the ‘beans’ has, on his own, vowed to continue to churn out more until the speaker is removed from office


Multiple sources at the House of Representatives confirmed Friday, July 29, 2016 that the impeachment process of embattled Speaker Yakubu Dogara has commenced.


Embattled Speaker Yakubu Dogara is said to be rallying friends within the House against possible impeachment

Dogara is not the only principal officer on this journey, according to the sources. His deputy, Yussuf Suleimon Lasun, chief whip, Alhassan Ado Doguwa and minority leader, Leo Ogorther, all indicted by Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the committee on appropriation, will also be sent packing.

Though the House is supposedly on recess, the legislators who spoke with our correspondent said some members are already championing the cause to have the indicted officers removed.


“We have started collecting signatures to have them removed because the allegations amount to a dent on the integrity of, not just the House, but the National Assembly.

“We know these things have been going on for quite a ling time. I was part of those who told the leadership of the House that we would not agree to padding this time. Dogara agreed with us.

“So we are shocked that despite our efforts to sanitise the system, Dogara and his clique still found a way around the budget and inserted items after the budget had been passed and on transition to the executive arm,” one of the legislators from Lagos explained.

Asked if he was already declaring Dogara guilty, he said: “It is not a matter of declaring anyone guilty here. We are members of the House and we know all that happens.

“Each time budgets are padded, legislators only grumble, but refused to speak out because of fear of being victimised by those hitherto considered very powerful.

“We must begin to adopt the style of the advanced countries where you have to resign when indicted on issues as weighty as the one currently before us,” he added.

Jibrin had revealed, some days ago, that he was forced to by the speaker and some others to pad the budget with N40 billion.

The speaker has denied this claim and threatened to sue if Jibrin refuses to withdraw the allegation that amounts to libel.

But rather than apologise, Jibrin declared that he was already in touch with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).

It is believed that Jibrin, a former close ally of Dogara, has documents to prove that there was indeed padding by those indicted.

On Thursday, he asked Dogara to tell Nigerians how a government water project in the budget found its way to the speaker’s farm in Nasarawa.

Another legislator and member of the Transparency Group of the House told NAIJ.com that the issue had gone beyond the House and that his group is advocating for an investigation to be conducted by an external body.

“For us, our argument is that if the ethics and privileges committee handles the issue, there would be no headway. We therefore want investigation by external bodies.

“As I speak to you, we already have over 15 members of the House compiling petitions against Dogara and his group. In the next few days, the anti-graft agencies will receive several petitions,” he said reminding that he is not the spokesperson for the group.

A lawmaker from Bauchi, who is though in Dogara’s camp, expressed worry that the nature of allegations against the speaker calls for thorough investigation.

"Some of us support the speaker, not because we are not sure that he actually did what they said he did, but because he is our person, from our area.

“Ordinarily, some of us are pissed. You can imagine where one person gets very huge allocations to his constituency while his colleagues from the same state get next to nothing. The constituents would not understand the politics involved in this thing, they will just conclude that their representative has failed.

“I can tell you that there is serious heat. The speaker is also not resting, he is trying to build support base ahead of resumption, but I can tell you it is not easy,” he said, adding however that Jibrin should also face prosecution for being an accomplice in the first instance.

Jibrin, in a statement on Thursday, July 28, had given a hint that the speaker would be removed.

“When a new speaker emerges and the other principal officers are replaced, I will write to the presiding officers of both chambers to commence a radical internal reform in the entire NASS, beyond budget to cover performance assessment, running cost and allowances, investigations, etc.

“If the reforms so done on NASS is not made public, latest by December, I shall take it up and lay before the general public even if I am alone.

“The idea is to do a cleanup, flush out corruption and corrupt members so that in 2019 only corrupt free people who want to serve will come in.

“God Almighty knows I am not perfect but as I approach 40 years in September, I have always wondered what is it that I can live and die for,” he said.


When NAIJ.com contacted Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas, the chairman of the committee on information, his phone was said to be out of service.

However, the House had earlier given its own side of the story declaring that all the allegations were lies by Jibrin.

The House also said Jibrin was removed as appropriation committee chairman against his own claim that he actually resigned from the committee.

Source https://www.naij.com/908474-just-dogara-others-begin-impeachment-journey.html

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by HungerBAD: 1:27pm On Jul 29, 2016
OP.

Every time you put a story here,we have to remind you to put your source.

Now put your source,before the grown ups here will comment.

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As far as I am concerned,Dogara should be impeached and a new speaker put in his place.

Dogara was not suppose to be the speaker,he "SARAKI-ED" his way to the speakership,and even if we forgave him.

These allegations from Jubrin,are just too weighty for us to allow him to continue holding his position. As an APC man,I know there is more than an iota of truth in the allegations against him.

This is not the reign of the PDP,where corruption matters are treated as a family matter. It is time for Dogara,to honorably step down.

Gbajabiamilla,it is your time to shine and bring sanity to the house.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by modath(f): 1:32pm On Jul 29, 2016
HungerBAD:
OP.

Every time you put a story here,we have to remind you to put your source.

Now put your source,before the grown ups here will comment.

LOL @ grown ups. cheesy




*Modified*

Dogara made the costly fundamental error of fighting the man who knows where all the bodies of their "mass murder" were buried!!
Exhuming the "skeletons" for public scrutiny, condemnation and vilification.....

He made the wrongest of enemies!!!

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Sealeddeal(m): 1:33pm On Jul 29, 2016
PDP members of the House will keep Dogara there. Dogara is the least corrupt member of APC in House of Rep.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by chimoskyg(m): 1:40pm On Jul 29, 2016
HungerBAD:
OP.

Every time you put a story here,we have to remind you to put your source.

Now put your source,before the grown ups here will comment.

Lol funny grown ups like senior men dem grin

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by HungerBAD: 1:41pm On Jul 29, 2016
modath:


LOL @ grown ups. cheesy

Lol

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by blaquemyc(m): 1:50pm On Jul 29, 2016
The lawmakers from Lagos and Bauchi no get names abi and the only one with names phone no get service. Nawa oh! Anyways, make i siddon dey look how dis movie go end. Politricks and polithiefcians film de always interest me no be small.
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by anigbajumo(m): 1:50pm On Jul 29, 2016
See confession here,only a daft person whose cerebrum has been completely damaged won't realize that the issue of padded budget is not a new thing in National Assembly.Read here....


Asked if he was already declaring Dogara guilty, he said: “It is not a matter of declaring anyone guilty here. We are members of the House and we know all that happens.


Honestly speaking PDP has done more harm than good to Nigerian,No PDP president has ever came out with excuse of budget padding,kudos to PMB here.But APC Lawbreaker are buch of thieves nd wicked soul,If not the confrontation that happened between jibrin nd Dogara there will never be anything like this......

Despite all the efforts of PMB,APC nd PDP Legislooters teamed up nd inserted their share without considering their mad dog who lack ability to reason here rather than throwing tantrums or pollutes the cyber space e.g IPod,zombie,wailer nd co....u see yer life now,they are busy sharing yer future without any iota of demur.keep on cursing yerrself nah,Eyin werey.....

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by cktheluckyman: 1:55pm On Jul 29, 2016
Lolz impeachment indeed!! Na wia dem won see 2/3 majority? Nothing for Femi Gbajabiamilla,Dogara is going no where

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Oche211(m): 2:03pm On Jul 29, 2016
Nd finally, the chicken comes home to roast.
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by DeLaRue: 2:12pm On Jul 29, 2016
cktheluckyman:
Lolz impeachment indeed!! Na wia dem won see 2/3 majority? Nothing for Femi Gbajabiamilla,Dogara is going no where

So, if these allegations are proven, Dogara must stay.

The way some of you think is so bad.

And of what relevance is Mr Gbajabiamila to the very serious allegation of fraud against the speaker?

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by seunmsg(m): 2:14pm On Jul 29, 2016
cktheluckyman:
Lolz impeachment indeed!! Na wia dem won see 2/3 majority? Nothing for Femi Gbajabiamilla,Dogara is going no where

Pa chuks of life grin grin grin

I trust you to quickly show on this kind of thread. Nairaland's number 1 defender of corrupt politicians. Once an alleged corrupt politician is linked directly or indirectly to PDP, you will take up his defence without blinking. Continue.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by modath(f): 2:18pm On Jul 29, 2016
cktheluckyman:
Lolz impeachment indeed!! Na wia dem won see 2/3 majority? Nothing for Femi Gbajabiamilla,Dogara is going no where

Pa Chuks, it's not Gbaja's battle, it's not even a battle that is predicated on the masses best interest, not at all...... it's the Reps who feel shortchanged by the presiding officers' selfish and one side padding that will take them to the cleaners...

You can't expect people owing banks millions expended on bribing delegates to be favourably disposed to presiding officers who padded and "forgot" to let it spread beyond themselves and standing committee chairs!!! This is not a battle inter,intra party or anti executive fight...


This is pro equal opportunity and sharing formula battle.

No need to argue, you'll see our things will turn out..



“As I speak to you, we already have over 15 members of the House compiling petitions against Dogara and his group. In the next few days, the anti-graft agencies will receive several petitions,”

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Agbaletu: 2:18pm On Jul 29, 2016
HungerBAD:
OP.

Every time you put a story here,we have to remind you to put your source.

Now put your source,before the grown ups here will comment.

This is important, OP.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by kokozain(m): 3:04pm On Jul 29, 2016
HungerBAD:
OP.

Every time you put a story here,we have to remind you to put your source.

Now put your source,before the grown ups here will comment.

Source https://www.naij.com/908474-just-dogara-others-begin-impeachment-journey.html
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by MadCow1: 3:31pm On Jul 29, 2016
DOGORA MUST GO..


All this padding of Budget Niggas.. angry

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Dottore: 3:32pm On Jul 29, 2016
Ok
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by yekparikpa(m): 3:34pm On Jul 29, 2016
In a sane country, Dogara would have resigned!

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by FreeGlobe(f): 3:34pm On Jul 29, 2016
The guy should be impeached for betraying PDP. making useless comments just to show support to Buharis failed government forgeting that PDP made his position possible. He should be impeached but Tinubu's boy femi should not be his replacement, shikena

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Obidikejr(m): 3:34pm On Jul 29, 2016
really heatin up
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by yomalex(m): 3:36pm On Jul 29, 2016
B4 nko?
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by kings09(m): 3:38pm On Jul 29, 2016
Ok
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by emmasege: 3:38pm On Jul 29, 2016
Femi Gbajabiamila has his hands all over the whistle blowing and impeachment plot. How could he not have been implicated in the whole saga where the minority leader was even mentioned?

But I wish and pray that Femi never gets to that seat in the current dispensation. The nation's numbers 1, 3, 4 and 5 citizens can not be all Muslims.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by IRIEBOY(m): 3:38pm On Jul 29, 2016
useless lawmakers
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Almajiri1: 3:39pm On Jul 29, 2016
They would settle and then share more juicy posts.
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by peterdadevelope(m): 3:39pm On Jul 29, 2016
Na dem sabi
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Proffdada: 3:40pm On Jul 29, 2016
He won't go down alone

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by cr7lomo: 3:40pm On Jul 29, 2016
Greed is a major destroyer of men...u know u are guilty, yet u sack the chairman of a mouth watering committee that did runz with u...that's the proverbial anyone that comes to equity must come with clean hands

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by laurel03(m): 3:40pm On Jul 29, 2016
Dogara fall my hand...
Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Flyingngel(m): 3:41pm On Jul 29, 2016
I have read some comment here and i start crying for Nigeria. Agreed Jubrin decided to spill the padding because Dogara has betray him which is good for this country. Now people and d central government will also b conscious anytime appropriation bill is sent to N.A. To me Dogara must step down.

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Re: Plot To Impeach Yakubu Dogara Thickens - Naij.com by Realdeals(m): 3:41pm On Jul 29, 2016
Interesting

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