Dogara Gives Reasons For Dumping APC For PDP
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara who just officially dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) said he had to go back to the party under whose platform he was elected to the House.
Two others, Edward Pwajok (Plateau) and Ahmed Yerima (Bauchi) also followed him in decamping with Dogara explaining afterward that PDP has rebranded with an articulated and clear programme to rescue Nigeria.
Recall, however, Dogara had returned to PDP and secured the House of Representative ticket to represent Bogoro/Das/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency of Bauchi State without any prior notification or explanation.
But yesterday Dogara explained that “In May 2017, I formally joined the APC consequent upon the crisis that afflicted the PDP, leading to the creation of factions, which negatively affected me.
“Subsequent to my defection, the Supreme Court declared that there was no faction in the PDP.
“The party has since rebranded itself in a credible and transparent manner, it has been conducting its affairs.
“However, the APC, which I joined, has lost the confidence of my constituents and indeed the people of my state by the undemocratic manner it conducts its affairs.
“Space will not allow me to table the misgivings of my constituents…
Accordingly, this is to formally inform you that I have since gone back to the party under whose platform I was elected to the House, and which has articulated a clear programme to rescue Nigeria; that is the PDP.”
A section of the floor applauded the announcement shouting PDP.
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that a circular was released on Sunday night, announcing to members of the National Assembly that the plenary will resume on February 19 after the general elections would have been over.
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