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Just In! I’m only supporting candidates – Ex-speaker Dogara spills, says he doesn’t belong to PDP or APC

Just In Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has said he does not belong to a political party for now but he only supports candidates across party lines for elective positions in the 2023 general elections.

Dogara made this known on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.

Recall that Dogara defected from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party after strongly opposing the former’s Muslim-Muslim ticket and declaring support for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

When asked whether he is a PDP or an APC member, Dogara said he is not politically unstable and also pointed out that his support for candidates across party lines does not make him an “unstable character.”

He said, “I am supporting candidates; I am not doing any political party for now, I am supporting candidates.

“Everybody knows that I backed Atiku Abubakar for Presidency for reasons I told the whole world but in Bauchi State before primaries were concluded, I had supported the aspiration of Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who is the current APC governorship candidate and I have my candidates for House of Assembly in my constituency.

“I have Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates that I helped midwife into those positions, and I can’t abandon them for political stability.”

Dogara has, however, opposed the reelection of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed of the PDP, and expressed support for the APC governorship candidate, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in the March 18 election in Bauchi State.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ahoada West, Rivers state, Onisojin Chuks Festus, has left the party for the main opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Festus made his defection official on Wednesday when he met with Governor Nyesom Wike.

According to the new PDP member, the APC is “fragmented” and has no chance in the forthcoming governorship elections.


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