- Some constituents of Dogara have distanced themselves from his defection
- They said the reasons he gave for defecting back to APC is meaningless
- Going further, they said the defection is also selfish
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For defecting back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a group of concerned citizens of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency blasted Yakubu Dogara for leaving the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The group made their mind known when they addressed journalists in Bauchi.
According to the leader of the group, Alhaji Ahmed Abdullahi, Dogara’s defection is ‘meaningless’ based on the reasons he articulated in a letter to the PDP Chairman of Ward C in Bogoro.
Going further, Abdullahi added that Dogara’s defection was selfish.
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.
Legit.ng had also 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.
In a report, 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 the ruling party, the return of Senator Barnabas Gemade and the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, is proof that the efforts of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee to reconcile aggrieved members is yielding positive result.
Legit.ng had also reported that Dogara warned that it has never ended well for anyone who betrayed Nigeria.
Dogara issued the warning on Monday, May 4, when he called on Nigerians to stop all discussions on social media which are capable of hurting the unity of Nigeria as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement on Facebook, the lawmaker said disunity poses a greater threat to the nation than acts of terror.
"It is like our forbears, who were God fearing men placed a curse on any Zaar Son or daughter that betrays our people. I won’t name names but no one has ever done it and ended well. Those who don’t know should ask," he said
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