Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has described National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as an ignorant man that must be circumspect in his language.
Dogara hit back at Tinubu after the former Lagos State Governor accused him and Senate President Bukola Saraki of conniving with some of their colleagues in the National Assembly to pad the nation’s budgets in recent years.
“Just look at how outgoing Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and their like, highjacked the budget process these past four years.
“National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them.
“Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefitted the average person,” Tinubu said in a Sunday statement that has since gone viral.
However, in a counter statement through his spokesman, Turaki Hassan, Dogara said, “Only the ignorant with dubious academic certificates will say the maker of a document has padded the document that only he can constitutionally make”.
He added, “Finally, we advise Asiwaju Tinubu to be circumspect in his use of language.
“In this case, he spoke as a spokesperson of depravity. Our reaction must therefore be seen as a provoked counter-punch.
“Anyone can descend into the gutter if he so wishes; but no one has a monopoly of gutter language.
“We won’t run an adult day care centre anymore on matters like this.”