2019 Elections: Dogara Dumps APC, Defects to PDP

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara have finally defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The speaker picked up the Party nomination form on Wednesday, a day after dozens of his constituents traveled to Abuja from his home state of Bauchi.

According to the Punch, a member of the National Working Committee of the party, who spoke with newsmen on condition of anonymity,  said that the speaker had picked the forms.

“Yes, he had picked our forms, but don’t quote me, he has joined us,” the source said last night.

The Bauchi politician was first elected to the parliament in 2007 as a member of the PDP, Nigeria’s ruling party from 1999-2015. He defected to the APC in 2014 as part of the new-PDP bloc that revolted ahead of the 2015 elections.

His colleague, Senate President Bukola Saraki, defected from APC to PDP in July before following suit.

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