Speaker, House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has denied reports suggesting that he could not be investigated or prosecuted over the alleged padding in this year’s budget.
He also said reports credited to him as saying padding was no offence under the law were untrue.
He said his comments on the alleged budget padding were misrepresented and Nigerians now see him as insensitive to their feelings.
Dogara spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Hassan.
In a statement in Abuja said that his position on the issue is that padding is a strange phenomenon to the budget and nothing untoward was done by the House and indeed the National Assembly with respect to the 2016 budget.
He dismissed all the allegations of budget padding levied at him by the former Appropriation committee Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin as fictional.
He however appealed to the public for patience as the truth will unfold sooner than later.