Dogara: PDP asks court to sack former Reps speaker over defection to APC

Dogara: PDP asks court to sack former Reps speaker over defection to APC

- The PDP has dragged ex-speaker of House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, to court

- Dogara defected to APC months after he won the election into the lower chamber on the platform of the opposition party

- Not happy about this, the PDP asked the court to sack Dogara and declare his seat vacant

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The continued stay of the ex-speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at the lower chamber is being threatened by the case instituted against him by his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Nation reports that Dogara had on July 26, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) over an unresolved crisis between him and the governor of the state, Bala Muhammed.

Legit.ng gathered that the PDP, however, asked the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to sack Dogara for defecting to the APC.

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PDP asks court to sack ex-speaker of Reps Dogara over defection
The PDP has said the former speaker of the House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara, must vacate his seat. Credit: @YakubDogara
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Dogara, who represents Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro federal constituency of Bauchi state, defected from the APC to the PDP before the last general election where he won re-election to the House on the platform of the latter.

The court documents stated that Dogara on July 24, 2020, abandoned the PDP for the APC when he submitted his resignation letter to the party chairman in Bogoro ‘C’ Ward in Bauchi state.

The PDP and its Bauchi state chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, listed as plaintiffs in the suit, are of the opinion that Dogara has no claims to his seat anymore for dumping the party that sponsored him to the ninth National Assembly before the expiration of his tenure.

Akuyam further added that there was no crisis or division in the party to warrant his defection. He also stated that there were no mergers involving the PDP from which Dogara defected.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the APC on Saturday, December 12, witnessed an influx of new members from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the PDP in Benue.

It was reported that prominent among the new APC members, was Blessing Onu Mark, the daughter of David Mark who served as a Senate president in Nigeria.

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