- Days after his return to the APC, Yakubu Dogara may be on the verge of dragging more PDP lawmakers to the ruling party
- The former speaker reportedly led some of his colleagues to meet with the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Mai Mala Buni
- Buni was said to have told the lawmakers that the APC that the doors of the APC were open to more progressive-minded leaders
There is a looming massive defection in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Yakubu Dogara has reportedly led some members to meet Mai Mala Buni, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee.
The Nation reports that Dogara who recently returned to the APC, led some of his colleagues to meet Buni who also doubles as the Governor of Yobe state for possible defection talks.
Legit.ng gathers that Governor Buni who met with the delegation at his home in Abuja said the doors of the APC were open to more progressive-minded leaders.
Lawmakers in the meeting include Danjuma Usman Shidda (APGA, Taraba state), Sam Izuigbo (Anambra); Hembe Hembe (Benue) and a former member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, identified as Alhaji Saidu.
“Dogara had a robust session with the delegation, which bordered on the incoming defection of some members of the House of Representatives from various parties to the APC," The Nation quoted a source as saying.
It was gathered that after the meeting, the delegation and Buni went to another private location in Abuja to meet another group.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Dogara said in a letter of resignation addressed to the Bogoro ‘C’ ward chairman of the PDP dated July 24, 2020, that the breakdown of governance in his native state of Bauchi prompted his defection to the APC.
He stated that he resigned his membership of the PDP to enable him to keep faith with his principle of fighting for good governance in Bauchi state.
In another report, Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari has said Dogara did no wrong by defecting to the APC.
According to him, the former speaker broke no law with his decision. Ahmad pointed out that Dogara's defection was about politics and nothing more.
"That’s purely politics, no rule is broken here, Obaseki left and Dogara is back. That’s the law of this game, when you leave, another will come and fill the space. And it will continue to be like that till the end of the game. The best, don’t stress yourself over it. Be moderate!" he said.
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