- Some lawmakers have vowed to prevent the impeachment of Speaker Yakubu Dogara
- The lawmakers said Dogara would continue to lead the House despite his defection to PDP
Members of House of Representatives under the auspices of the Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG) on Friday, September 14, said they would do anything within their power to prevent the impeachment of the speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
In a statement signed by the group's spokesperson, Honourable Timothy Golu, the group vowed to protect Dogara against any threat from any quarters” over his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tribune reports.
The statement reads: ”Our attention has been drawn to media reports suggesting that the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) is plotting to remove the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara after he accepted PDP nomination forms from his constituents to re-contest his seat
“Much as we believe that this is an exercise in futility, we, however, want to state categorically clear that any attempt to instigate crisis or undermine the authority, right or position of the Speaker on account of this political action, which is legal and constitutional will meet a brick wall from members.
“As it is now, not only Speaker Yakubu Dogara, we have many other members, including a principal officer who has signified interest to join the bandwagon. So we can effectively say that on resumption, Dogara will be presiding over a House with PDP in the majority”
"We have already mobilized our members to monitor situations and keep vigil 24/7 both in National Assembly and outside to ensure that no any act of impunity is brought to bear on account of Speaker’s political decision."
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that Yakubu Dogara reacted to his alleged defection from the All Progressives Party (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and he has even obtained a nomination form.
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