Defection Gale: Speaker Yakubu Dogara Set To Dump APC For PDP

Defection Gale: Speaker Yakubu Dogara Set To Dump APC For PDP
Speaker Yakubu Dogara is set to defect from the APC
Speaker Yakubu Dogara is set to defect from the APC

Reports coming from the camp of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, indicate that he may defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), anytime this week.
Guardian reports that Dogara who was absent at a meeting of the APC House caucus with the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) recently, delayed his planned defection from the party last week when 36 six of his colleagues decamped to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that the Speaker who has allegedly been sidelined from the affairs of the party in his home Bauchi State due to a disagreement with Governor Mohammed Abubakar, is set to formally announce his defection at his Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency before this week runs out.
Already, a group of concerned members of the House of Representatives under the auspices of Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), has applauded the decision by Dogara to dump the APC and are said to be behind him.
Members of the group were said to have arisen from an emergency meeting on Sunday and sent a warning to the APC to desist from surreptitious attempts to prevent Dogara from defecting to PDP.
Spokesman of the group, Timothy Simon Golu, in a statement, described as ‘futile and a sheer waste of time’ the desperate attempts by the APC to stop Dogara from going ahead with the decision.
“It is laughable that the APC is running cap in hand begging the Speaker to remain in a party that has for so long failed to acknowledge his relevance and contribution to its existence.
Nemesis has now caught up with the party as the Speaker and other men of conscience have decided to pitch their tents with a party (PDP) that recognises that the collective gain of Nigerians is greater than a few primordial interests.
Dogara will defect to any party he chooses without fear of impeachment from his position as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
It is common knowledge that the APC worked against his emergence, but other members who saw and recognised his nationalistic spirit voted for him. In any case, he is the Speaker of the House of Representatives and not of the All Progressives Congress.
If the APC loved Dogara so much and wanted him to remain in its fold, why did they humiliate him during their ward congresses when the Speaker and all his associates were schemed out and humiliated even though he is the highest political office holder from the Northeast and number four citizen in the country.
The APC under the leadership of Oshiomhole is a party of pretenders and hypocrites who think they are demi-gods that all must serve and pay obeisance to, whether they do right or wrong,” Golu, who is the chairman of the House Committee on Legislative Budget and Research, said in the statement.

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