- Yakubu Dogara has attributed his victory in the last National Assembly election to God
- Dogara retained his seat in the assembly after winning the Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro federal constituency election in Bauchi state
- The speaker said the victory was made possible by his people’s uncommon courage in the face of unwarranted intimidation
Yakubu Dogara, speaker of House of Representatives, said he dedicates his victory in the just-concluded National Assembly election in Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency to God and his constituents.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dogara stated this, on Sunday, February 24, in a statement he personally signed and made available in Abuja.
"I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace loving and resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency who defied all odds to return me to the House of Representatives for an unprecedented 4th term," he said.
The speaker noted that with his reelection, history had been made "in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the House of Representatives since 1st Assembly as no presiding officer (both speaker & deputy speaker) has ever been re-elected to the House.”
He said this was made possible by his people’s "uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face of unwarranted provocation, threat and intimidation, and attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces."
According to him, Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi state to return a member to the House of Representatives for fourth consecutive term.
He said: "Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible. Together we shall continue to defy evil and make Nigeria work again."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Yakubu Dogara reportedly retained his seat in the National Assembly after winning the Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro federal constituency election in Bauchi state.
The speaker of the House of Reps, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 73,609 votes to defeat Dalhatu Abubakar Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 50,708 votes.
The INEC returning officer for the election, Professor Mohammed Yusuf Abdulhamid, when declaring Dogara as winner, stated that the speaker had satisfied all the requirements by scoring the highest number of votes.
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