By Mahmoud Dogara (Bauchi Correspondent)
Supporters of former Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, on Saturday, defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join their leader in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that the former Speaker last month defected to the ruling APC, which he left in November, 2018.Dogara’s return to APC was announced by Governor Mai Mala Bunu of Yobe State, who is the Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Committee, after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
While receiving the defectors in Bogoro, the headquarters of Bogoro LGA, APC Chairman in Bogoro LGA, Haruna Rikaya, said the new members of the party were formerly PDP and faithful supporters of Dogara.
Rikaya said that the Dogara’s supporters are always ready to follow him anywhere he is headed, adding that Dogara had genuine reasons to return to APC.
He said in view of his genuine reasons, the only option left for Dogara to salvage his political future is to leave the PDP and return to APC where he rightly belongs and assured all the defectors that they will be treated equally with those they met on ground, saying that unity of purpose is important.
On his part, leader of the defectors, Bulus Iliya, said that their decision to return to the APC was informed by the need to unite with Dogara, who he described as their political godfather.
“In Nigeria politics, loyalty pays, therefore as a political student of Yakubu Dogara, I will remain loyal to him", he said. NNL.