- The defection of Dogara has been lauded by Ahmad
- According to the presidential aide, the lawmaker broke no rule
- Recall that Dogara had defected from the APC before 2019 general election
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Former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, who defected back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done no wrong in defecting according to Basir Ahmad, personal assistant on New Media to the President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, the former speaker broke no law with his decision.
Recall that Dogara left the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with former president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, and some governors ahead of the 2019 general election.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the APC reacted to the return of the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to its fold.
The ruling party's national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said that Dogara's defection is a source of joy to the APC.
In a statement signed by Nabena, the APC categorically said: “We are particularly gladdened by the return of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to the APC."
The party, however, noted that it is not oblivious of the fact that it will meet obstacles in its bid to achieve for fellow citizens the Nigeria of their dreams under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The APC added: "...we are already delivering on key electoral promises of securing the nation, fighting corruption and improving the economy and livelihoods.”
In response to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Buhari's resignation, the party said that the nation deserves a better opposition than what it actually has at the moment.
The APC in its statement said: “It is well within the rights of PDP members to abandon a rudderless and sinking ship for the progressive fold. Going by the popular axiom: Why fly like a hen when you can soar like an Eagle?"
The party called on the PDP to watch and see how the president will clean up the mess they caused in the country.
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