Yakubu Dogara withdraws from APC national deputy chairman race, gives reason

Yakubu Dogara withdraws from APC national deputy chairman race, gives reason

  • A consensus arrangement has been made regarding the position of the APC national deputy chairman (north)
  • At the ongoing convention in Abuja, one of the contenders, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, announced he was no longer contesting
  • The former Speaker of the House of Representatives said he withdrew from the race as a mark of respect for some APC leaders who had endorsed his rival

Eagle Square - A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has withdrawn from the race to be the APC national deputy chairman (north).

Dogara made his decision known in a letter circulated to journalists including a Legit.ng reporter at the ongoing national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

Yakubu Dogara APC national deputy chairman race, gives reason
Former Spealer of House of Reps, Yakubu Dogara. withdrew from APC national deputy chairman race. Photo credit: @YakubDogara
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He said his decision was borne out of the need to respect the decision of Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state and Senator Kashim Shettima who both endorsed Senator Abubakar Kyari for the position.

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Yakubu Dogara, APC convention, national deputy chairman race
Yakubu Dogara bowed to the wishes of Governor Zulum and withdrew from the national deputy chairman race.
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The missing names included former Senate president, Senator Ken Nnamani and former national youth leader, Barrister Ismail Ahmed.

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It was reported that he was returned unopposed on Saturday at the party’s national convention held at the Eagle Square in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State announced Adamu as the winner of the contest after he was endorsed by party members and leaders at the convention via a voice vote.

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has advised the newly elected Senator Adamu Abdullahi-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to prioritise competence and ensure competent individuals emerge the party’s flagbearers for the 2023 elections.

The president also enjoined the new NWC members to promote internal democracy and equal opportunities and ensure that party primaries are not influenced by “highest bidders” going into the 2023 elections.

Speaking late on Saturday, March 26, at the national convention of the APC, held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, President Buhari also called on members of APC to remain united and strong and also support the incoming leadership of the party.

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