Following the saga caused by allegations of alleged padding of the 2016 budget, the All Progressives Congress has said it would not sanction House of Representatives Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara, or Rep. Abdulmumuni Jibrin.
This was disclosed by the Deputy National Chairman of the party, Mr Lawal Shuaibu, at the National Secretariat of the party on Thursday in Abuja.
Shuaibu quoted Article 7, sub-section 5 of APC Constitution, explaining that the party had the power to do certain things but that whatever was going to be done would not be revealed to the public.
He said, “what is padding? The party does not sanction anybody on that.
“What concerns us is where any member contravenes the party’s Constitution by his conduct. That is why I refer you to Article 7 sub-section 5 of our party constitution.
“We are not a law enforcement organisation; we don’t enforce laws. We only ensure that the Constitution is complied with.
“Any member of the party is answerable to the party and answerable to its Constitution.
“The two members that are subjected to this are elected or appointed members of the party, including those that are holding public office.”
He said that although the party would not sweep the matter “under the carpet, it won’t be in the public gallery’