- Dogara has been lauded for defecting back to APC
- According to Gwamis, the return of Dogara to APC is a blessing
- Gwamis, a party chieftain of the party in Bauchi also declared his support for Dogara
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Yakubu Dogara has received the backing of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his constituency for defecting.
Chairman of the party from Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and Dass local governments federal constituency said the former speaker made the right choice.
The leadership disclosed this while addressing journalists on Monday, August 3.
According to The Sun, the APC chairmen under the aegis of APC stakeholders in Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro led by its spokesperson Honourable Elisha T. Gwamis, described the return of the Dogara to the party as a blessing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in the spirit of reconciliation APC has appealed to Nigeria's former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to return to the ruling party.
APC also extended the olive branch to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state, former president of the Senate Bukola Saraki, as well as other former members who defected back in 2015 till date.
According to APC, the return of Senator Barnabas Gemade and Dogara, is proof that the efforts of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee to reconcile aggrieved members is yielding positive result.
The party’s deputy national publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, said APC urges all members who left to join efforts to reposition APC and achieve its pro-people plans.
Recall that the former speaker of the House of Representatives decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (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.
Gemade dumped the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in a low key ceremony at the weekend at his Mbawar Council Ward, Konshisha local government area of Benue state.
He was followed by hundreds of his supporters to the APC. According to him, his decision to rejoin the APC followed due consideration of his political climate and Benue state. He noted that his return to the party was a home-coming.
The politician thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the APC, saying he is committed to joining hands in reshaping the party to become stronger.
Gemade was received by Benue APC chairman Comrade Abba Yaro who described the politician as a big fish, adding that it is a happy day for the party.
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