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Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by odiks: 6:43am On Jul 25
Twenty-two months after dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday returned to the party.

Multiple sources said the defection of the federal lawmaker from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the APC may not be unconnected with his feud with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and 2023 politicking.

The governor has however denied having any disagreement with the former speaker.

The defection of Dogara was announced by the governor of Yobe State and chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the former speaker at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buni, when asked by reporters whether Dogara had returned to the APC, he said: “Yeah, he’s back.”

On whether his return was about 2023, Buni said: “Well, of course, not only 2023 strategy, this party, we are rebuilding the party to outlive all of us. It’s not only about specific time or period, it’s not about election, it’s not about electioneering. It is about building a party.

“We are meeting all our aggrieved members, particularly those who have interest in coming back to the party. They should feel free to do so. We are assuring them and there is no crime in double assurance.

“We will do justice to all our members and that’s what will bring peace and that is what will guarantee peaceful co-existence, that is what will bring the consolidation of the party, the rebuilding of the party. Without doing justice, you cannot achieve that and we are sure of doing justice to all our members.”

Buhari happy with development


Governor Buni said his visit to the State House was to brief President Buhari on the developments in the APC.

On Buhari’s reaction to Dogara’s return, Buni said; “He (Buhari) welcomed him. He’s happy with the development. That’s what he’s looking for. We are rebuilding the party and these are the steps we are taking towards rebuilding the party. Similarly, the media aide to Buni, Mamman Mohammed, said the return of Dogara was just the beginning of the good things awaiting the party under Gov. Buni’s watch.

“I want to assure you that APC in the next six months will not only recover from the threat of disintegration but will wax stronger to remain the leading party in Nigeria,” he said.

2023, feud with Bauch gov.


A close associate of the former speaker said his defection was part of a move to make him the running mate of Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023.

The source who hails from the same place with Dogara told one of our reporters on telephone on condition of anonymity that talks were on in that regard.

“Though he has not declared that, he has gone back to the APC, we are aware that there are talks Tinubu wants to pick him as his running mate,” he said.

However, a source close to Tinubu said: “He (Dogara) made his own calculation to return to APC to become a candidate for vice president. He cannot become Tinubu’s running mate because his political value is not that much.”

Dogara’s spokesman, Turaki Hassan, was unavailable for comment as he did not pick his calls. Another source in Bauchi said Governor Bala Mohammed and the former speaker were feuding.

“They are now not on good terms with Bauchi State governor at the moment. In politics everything is possible, you will see politicians fighting today and see them dining and wining tomorrow. So, I am not surprised,” he said.

Dogara’s three defections


With this defection, Dogara who has represented Bogoro/Das/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency of Bauchi State since 2007, has cross carpeted thrice, jumping from the PDP to APC.

His first defection was in 2014 when he, together with other revolting members of the PDP tagged ‘new-PDP’, joined the APC.

At the inauguration of the National Assembly in June 2015, Dogara together with the likes of the former governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, rebelled against the leadership of the APC to snatch the leadership of the parliament.

With the backing of PDP lawmakers, Dogara emerged as the speaker while his partner, Saraki, became the senate president.

Soon after emerging as the speaker, his relationship with the then governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, turned sour, even as he contended with his feud with the presidency.

With the escalation of the feud, Dogara on September 20, 2018, formally returned to the PDP.

In the last general elections, Dogara did not only win his Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency of Bauchi, he also played a critical role in the emergence of Governor Bala Mohammed.

I have no misunderstanding with Doraga – Bauchi gov


Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed says he has no any misunderstanding with Dogara.

His media aide, Mukhtar Gidado, who stated this in a telephone interview, said, “I am not aware of any frosty relationship between my principal and Yakubu Dogara.

“I think Dogara should be the one to explain to the public the kind of misunderstanding he has with Governor Bala Mohammad. My position on the issue is that my principal has no misunderstanding with Dogara.”

We are in shock—PDP


Meanwhile, the PDP has expressed shock over Dogara’s defection to the APC.

The chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the PDP, Senator Walid Jubrin, told Daily Trust: “We are surprised to hear that. The BoT will react tomorrow (today) when we have all the details.”

A chieftain of the APC, Alhaji Aminu Yakudima said, “We are not in shock. Dogara was not there for the yearnings and aspirations of the people. He was not there to add value to the PDP,” he said.

The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said the purported return of Dogara to the ruling party was nothing but a mere rumour.

Secondus who spoke through his media aide, Ike Abonyi, said, “PDP is yet to confirm it. If we confirm it, we will react if need be.

“For now, we still consider it as a rumour,” he said.

Also, the Bauchi State chapter of PDP has expressed shock over Dogara’s defection.

The state PDP Publicity Secretary, Yayanuwa Zainabari, said; “The PDP as a party has no problem or challenge with Dogara because the party gave him automatic ticket to respect his dignity and position as Speaker of the House of Representatives to contest his Dass/Tafawa Balewa Constituency by stopping it’s members from contesting against him.”

On his part, the Bauchi State chairman of the APC, Alhaji Uba Nana, said what happened was a home coming and another milestone in the democratic history of Bauchi State.

“We are extremely happy to have an illustrious son of Bauchi and member of the APC family back home. We are going to arrange a special home coming event for his return.” he said.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/shock-in-pdp-as-dogara-returns-to-apc.html

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by kahal29: 6:44am On Jul 25
Shock? That's how you people will be in Shock come Sept 19 in Edo. Meanwhile Guess who is number 22 on PDP's all powerful Edo Campaign Council?

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by ObaKlaz(m): 7:24am On Jul 25
Another mole planted into APC on an undercover mission.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Kobicove(m): 7:38am On Jul 25
I'm surprised they were shocked...by now they should be used to politicians cross carpeting anything time the wind changes direction undecided

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by ProfAmaben: 7:38am On Jul 25
He would go and leak all the secrets of the PDP to APC.

Politicians in Nigeria are extremely shameless.

Dogara is shameless.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Slawormir: 7:39am On Jul 25
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by mannobi(m): 7:39am On Jul 25
Politics in Nigeria has no defined value. Its all about personal and most times greedy interest. Only in Nigeria would you see pdp accusing apc of incompetence, apc accusing pdp of being corrupt and the next month they just switch party just like that. Shameless thieves with no concern for the masses.
The only thing they know is ISSOKAY ISSOKAY! HONOURABLE MINISTER OFF YOUR MIC ISSOKAY.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by kikero: 7:39am On Jul 25
ObaKlaz:
Another mole planted into APC on an undercover mission.

No, just a typical Nigerian politician

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Jh0wsef(m): 7:39am On Jul 25
Lol
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by aaamyen: 7:40am On Jul 25
which kind shock... they should expect it at anytime. no be nigerian politician
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by PrimeWatermark: 7:40am On Jul 25
E shock them?? Nigerian politicians are a different breed grin

Please I need Dispatch Riders ooo. For a delivery company. Interested and Qualified candidates should send a text to the number in my signature. I will reply immediately.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by churchboy608(m): 7:40am On Jul 25
Nigeria Politics ehn, full of supprises

Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by femmyapson(m): 7:41am On Jul 25
Which shock??
Is there any difference between the two?.They are 1 na.
Just use any of the party to attain a post you are aiming for. Na same league dem dey

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:41am On Jul 25
Prostitute politicians everywhere.

Same politicians some youths without brain kill themselves about online.

All of us @MANNABBQGRILLS only stand with and support OUR DARLING DADDY and his amiable Vice President, AKA STARBOY.
Those are the ones you can see us stand with gidigba all the time.

Even as some swines that support a world renowned thief (according to TIME MAGAZINE) castigate us everyday for not supporting the criminal they support.

With these sets of youths, the future of our darling nation looks effing bleak men.

Say no to Political PROSTITUTES .

Let's join hands to move our nation forward.

GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by kkkp: 7:41am On Jul 25
Kill yourselves at the peril of politicians. They are all the same

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by TwentyOnePilots(m): 7:41am On Jul 25
undecided

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by PigTormentor: 7:42am On Jul 25
Shock? Wow....

LMAO



So when they cross from APC to pdp, it's because APC is dying but when they cross from pdp to APC then it's because they are political prostitutes.

Bunch of confused brainwashed pdp hypocrites.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Sheriman(m): 7:42am On Jul 25
Useless Politicians always jumping from one political party to other looking for where to find political seat after getting looting will then follow
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by nickishire: 7:42am On Jul 25
Na normal levels nah
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by zombieTRACKER: 7:42am On Jul 25
There is no shock anywhere

Even Buhari is not shocked

Nigerian politicians are wonderfully selfish

Look at saint Akpabio today... If you doubt me

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Enemyofpeace: 7:42am On Jul 25
They should stop shocking o, shock is exclusively for Buhari
Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by ORIENTATION101: 7:42am On Jul 25
ObaKlaz:
Another mole planted into APC on an undercover mission.
say it again without teary eyescheesy

PDP is a sinking ship, yahaya bello hinted us already but we called him a clown.
Benue and zamfara governor re undergoing medicalcheesy
By the time Apc unveil them ,PDP will recieve another shock again.

Politicians re not emotional baby like you, they always move to where their bread will be buttered.

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by worldclass68(m): 7:43am On Jul 25
The way everybody dey shock for this country hen.... grin grin
No wonder we no dey get light sad sad
They Don use every light tey shock finish cry

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by seunlayi(m): 7:43am On Jul 25
Ashawo people's Congress are Olosho's because they all migrated from different parties to merge as a party unlike the uniqueness of People's Democratic Party

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by PigTormentor: 7:43am On Jul 25
ObaKlaz:
Another mole planted into APC on an undercover mission.

Yeah keep consoling yourself with that excuse...lmao

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Re: Shock In PDP As Dogara Returns To APC by Vikynas: 7:43am On Jul 25
He is confused but he will still return to PDP again.

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