Sokoto State Governor, AMINU TAMBUWAL, has thrown his weight behind the embattled Speaker of the House of Representatives, YAKUBU DOGARA, against his accuser, a former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, ABDULMUMIN JIBRIN.
It was gathered that the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, ABDULRAHMAN KAWU-SUMAILA, was also supporting DOGARA.
The moves by the governor and the President’s aide were said to have deepened the budget padding crisis rocking the House.
Report say TAMBUWAL had been mobilizing some members of the House from the North-West to support the Speaker.
A member of the House, who confided in The PUNCH, said, “It is an open secret that the Speaker is TAMBUWAL’s man since he was instrumental to his emergence in 2015.