- Supporters of Yakubu Dogara has drummed their support for Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed
- The PDP supporters who are constituents of Dogara said that they will never follow the former speaker of the House of Representatives to the APC
- Governor Mohammed expressed gratitude to the constituents for their solidarity move
Constituents of Yakubu Dogara, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, have pledged their support for Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi.
The constituents, led by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders on Tuesday, July 28, declared that despite Dogara's defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), they will remain loyal to the governor both now and in future elections.
The PDP supporters are from communities of Dass, Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency.
The development is contained in a statement released by the governor's special assistant on new media, Lawal Muazu.
Governor Mohammed, in reaction, expressed gratitude to the constituents for their solidarity move and firm support.
The governor denied allegations made against him by Dogara, referring to them as false and unverifiable.
Added to this, Governor Bala challenged the former speaker for overpaid contracts awarded in his constituency.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Dogara had decamped from the PDP to the APC.
This was revealed on Friday, July 24, by the acting chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni. The news came after Dogara alongside Buni met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
Bashir Ahmad, the special assistant to the president on new media, tweeted the news on his verified Twitter handle.
This shocking development had been confirmed by the APC Nigeria Support, a group under the ruling party on its official Twitter page on Friday.
Speaking with journalists after the said meeting with President Buhari, Buni said that Dogara is now a member of the APC.
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