The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, has disclosed that Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara enjoys the support of most lawmakers of the lower legislative chambers.

According to reports from Daily Post, Nkem-Abonta made the disclosure while reacting to allegations by former Chairman on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin that some principal officers of the House attempted to pad the 2016 budget to the tune of over N40bn.

Jibrin had also accused Dogara of bribing lawmakers with $25,000 each to sign a vote of confidence register opened at the Speakers guest house in Abuja.

Looking at the output of the 8th House, you can understand that majority of members enjoyed, and are still enjoying the leadership style of Dogara, notwithstanding our differences at take-off.

“Until the so called padding, Dogara had no issue in the House. I’m from Abia State, I have not seen the register, but I can say authoritatively that no member from Abia will sign against him (Dogara), we all love Dogara. It is true he is human, he may have his shortcomings, but we all love him.

“Dogara has maintained a cool, level-head leadership, so no need for change of leadership. He cannot please 360 people, and nobody is perfect. Those who are aggrieved should use in-house mechanism to address issues. He cannot place everybody where they want to be.”

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