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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, today obtained a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nomination form.
This is particularly interesting because Dogara has not formally declared defection from the all Progressive Congress, APC which he belongs.
Daily Trust had earlier reported that the APC, berated the Dogara over his purported move to the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party.
The party said that it ‘empathised with Dogara on his confusion and despair over his bleak political future given the fact that he is not on ground and a political paperweight in his home Bauchi state’.
The statement signed by Ag. National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena reads:
We have received several media requests for a reaction to the purported defection of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to one of the opposition political parties, as reported in the media.
In reacting, a recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari, aptly sums Dogara’s reported defection: “The weakest people whose senses of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our Party”.
Dogara’s reported defection has not come to us as a surprise. It was only a matter of time judging by Dogara’s anti-party antics in the National Assembly where in connivance with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, he exploited all available avenues to sabotage and undermine the APC-led executive. Dogara’s anti-party activities which enabled one of the opposition Party’s sole victory in Bogoro Local Government Area (Dogara’s council) during the recent Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election won by the APC is another pointer, among several others.