Yakubu Dogara says people calling for his persecution are ignorant of the law.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives said this at a civil society meeting held yesterday in Abuja.
“It doesn’t even make sense and they have forgotten about Section 30 of the Legislative Houses Act, and others which says most of the things we do in the National Assembly are privileged. They cannot be grounds for any investigation on the procedure or proceedings to commence against a member of parliament” the speaker said.
The Speaker’s point is that the legislature makes the law. And padding came about through due process. So there’s no basis to call for his persecution