Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has finally dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), according to a statement issued on yesterday by his media aide, Turaki Hassan.
According to the statement, hundreds of Dogara’s supporters from Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency of Bauchi State, had earlier on Thursday presented PDP nomination and expression of interest forms to the speaker.
The statement said a delegation led by Mohammed Aminu Tukur, Adamu Jambil and Amina Saleh, on behalf of Dogara’s constituents, presented the speaker with the forms.
“I and our people will vote for you and we urge you to heed to our cries and accept this form. APC is not a religion as it is neither Islam nor Christianity.
“The people have sent us to you with these forms. Bauchi State today is retrogressing. They have not constructed 30 kilometres of roads but they are busy lying that they have done 500 kilometres,” Aminu Tukur said.
In response, the Speaker told the visiting supporters: “I have listened to you and I want to say that I am not a novice in politics. So even if they do not regard us, they should know that we are in full control of our five senses. We know what looks like justice and what is not justice; we also know if you want to humiliate or honour us.
“We built the APC in Bauchi and with time left the PDP and entered the APC. I was the first and only lawmaker from Bauchi State that left the PDP then and we knew why we left. We also know what we promised the people of Bauchi State then,” he said.