Dogara Will Still Remain The Speaker Upon Defection
The move by the ruling All Progressives Congress to stop Yakubu Dogara, the Speaker from defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party or any other party has been described as “laughable” by some members of the House of Representatives on Sunday.
The lawmakers spoke under the aegis of Parliamentary Democrats Group, dominated largely by the PDP members and other opposition party members.
The lawmakers after their meeting in Abuja, expressed their surprise that APC suddenly appreciates the worth of the Speaker in respect to the defection that took place last week in the National Assembly.
The group, in a statement through its spokesperson, Timothy Golu, urges APC not to waste its time trying to persuade the Speaker from leaving the party.
The group revealed that Dogara will remain as the Speaker upon defection as APC does not have two-thirds majority to remove the Speaker.
“It is a futile one and a sheer waste of time. 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 that recognises that the collective gain of Nigerians is greater than a few primordial interests.”
Report has it that during the weekend, a reconciliation meeting was set up to put an end to the dispute between Dogara and Mohammed Abubakar, the Governor of Bauchi State.
Naija News also reports that the party has intensified it reconciliation moves since the emergency of Adams Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.
The group urged Dogora to ignore APC and defect to any party he wants as soon as possible.
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