The All Progressives Congress had said the part would inflict crushing defeat on Speaker Yakuba Dogara, in the House of Representative seat whose form he immediately picked after he defected on Wednesday to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
According to the party National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, “Dogara’s reported defection has not come to us as a surprise. It was only a matter of time judging by Dogara’s anti-party antics in the National Assembly where in connivance with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, he exploited all available avenues to sabotage and undermine the APC-led executive.
“Dogara’s anti-party activities which enabled one of the opposition party’s sole victory in Bogoro Local Government Area (Dogara’s council) during the recent Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election won by the APC is another pointer, among several others.
“We would advise Dogara against his ill-advised decision to re-contest his House of Representatives seat under the opposition Party he is linked with because a crushing and humiliating defeat surely awaits him.”