- Yakubu Dogara is reportedly being sidelined from the affairs of the APC due to an alleged disagreement with Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state
- A group of concerned members of the House of Representatives warns the APC to desist from attempting to prevent Dogara from defecting to the PDP
- 7 PDP senators set to decamp to APC - Ndume
There are reports that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, may formerly announce his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) this week in his home Bauchi state.
The Guardian reports that Dogara’s alleged decision to leave the ruling party is due to claims that he had been sidelined from the affairs of the party due to an alleged disagreement with Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state.
The newspaper states that in anticipation of his reported defection, a group of concerned members of the House of Representatives under the auspices of Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG) has applauded the decision of Dogara to dump the APC.
Members of the group have reportedly warned the APC to desist from attempting to prevent Dogara from defecting to PDP.
Spokesman of the group, Timothy Simon Golu, said the attempts by the APC to stop Dogara from defecting is futile 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,” Golu said.
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“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.”
He said the APC cannot remove Dogara from his position because the lawmaker was not elected by the APC as speaker of the House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, representing Borno South on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the ruling party is expecting to welcome seven senators set to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party.
Ndume, who announced this while speaking to Vanguard, said the APC has managed to secure the majority seats in the Senate despite the recent defection from the party.
The senator also said there was no coup whatsoever to remove Saraki as the Senate president of the National Assembly.
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