Dogara’s Defection; PDP Wants NASS Leadership Declare Seat Vacant

Segun Babatunde in Bauchi

As the defection of former Speaker of the House of Representatives,Hon Yakubu Dogara from the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC), a chieftain of the PDP in Bauchi State, Bibi Dogo, has urged the leadership of the lower chamber of the National Assembly to declare Dogara’s seat vacant.

He also threaten to “soon” initiate the process of Yakubu Dogara’s recall from the Federal House of Representatives.

Dogo alleged that there were talks from many quarters that Dogara’s return to APC was initiated to cover himself from the mess of NDDC that is now booming.

Dogo who made the call in a statement he issued in Bauchi on Monday which was made available to newsmen, declared that the defection of Dogara amounts to “political indiscipline” and that the people of Bogoro , Dass and Tafawa Balewa who elected him on the platform of PDP were no longer comfortable being “totally eclipsed” in the House.

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“The electorates don’t know why he defected to APC without consulting them before his defection. I hereby call on the leadership of the national assembly to quickly declare Dogara’s seat vacant to enable the constituents to elect a capable replacement” .

Dogo declared that the people of the area would set a machinery in motion for Dogara’s recall and that the process would soon commence in earnest because “we will not condone political indiscipline”.

Dogo who expressed disbelief against the reasons given by Dogara in a letter sent to his ward chairman, described them as flimsy excuses.

He said it was a shameful act for Dogara who dumped the APC in 2019 elections, to “so quickly return to pick the same broom he said was not sweeping well”.

Dogo alleged that there were talks from many quarters that Dogara’s return to APC was initiated to cover himself from the mess of NDDC that is now booming.

He alleged that Dogara had made three defections in recent times, having moved from PDP to APC ahead of the 2015 general elections, moved again from APC to PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections and moved from PDP to APC.

Dogo said, “His jumping from party to party smacks of political indiscipline but you know that a rolling stone gathers no moss.

“Unfortunately, he lacks the political discipline to be trusted with any public office in Bogoro , Dass , Tafawa Balewa. How can you trust a man whose only political antecedent is jumping from one party to another?” END

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