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TOP SECRET: Why Dogara 'Betrays' Saraki, Suddenly Drops Plans To Defect To PDP

TOP SECRET: Why Dogara 'Betrays' Saraki, Suddenly Drops Plans To Defect To PDP

The untold reason why the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has silently dropped the idea of the planned defection from the All progressives Congress, APC to the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, News Proof has learned authoritatively.

Dogara and the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki had planned to dump the APC at the same time. In fact, some PDP members had already been seeing the Speaker as its member following Saraki's defection. But till date, the Speaker is yet to dump his party as planned, a decision which many PDP members and loyalists of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki are describing as a brazen betrayer.

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Two weeks ago, Dogara was rumoured to have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party when the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress for the PDP. But the Speaker withdrew his plans after some advisers told him to tarry a while before taking the gamble, reports by Punch Newspaper says

According to our source, a major concern in Dogara’s camp was what could be the likely result of the 2019 polls and which political party would assume majority control in the House.

Dogara loved to return next year to continue as the Speaker, one of the Speaker's associate confided in Punch Newspaper reporter.

The source stated that to achieve his goal, the party with the majority would matter a lot to him.

The APC still controls the majority today with about 186 members as against PDP’s 162.

The source said, “In 2019, no one is sure how things will pan out. Dogara has less problems to contend with as a speaker today because he is still with the APC.

“No one is seriously demanding his resignation, neither is he facing any impeachment threat like the Senate President.

“The fear now is that if he hurriedly defects to the PDP to contest the election, his chances of returning as a speaker if the APC retains the majority become a tough call.

“On the other hand, if he remains in the APC to contest the election and the PDP captures the majority, it will be another problem for Dogara because the PDP, now hungry for power, will pick one of their own.

“A third option, which appears more appealing, is for him to stick with the APC, hoping it will retain the majority. He can then work across parties to get enough votes to remain the speaker.”

Investigations indicated that these permutations had been reviewed over and over lately in Dogara’s camp, a reason he had reportedly been unable to make up his mind.

But, another parliamentary aide pointed out that there was also uncertainty over the speaker’s return ticket in the APC, which the Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, had since allotted to his own candidate.

The Speaker is said to be very popular in his Tafawa-Balewa/Dass/Bogoro Federal Constituency and may easily win election on any platform.

Dogara had shunned the ward, local government and state congresses of the party in Bauchi State and only made a brief appearance at the national convention in Abuja, where his speech dwelt more on the alleged injustice in the APC.

It was learnt according to Punch Newspaper that the APC, soon after Adams Oshiomhole emerged as the National Chairman, reportedly moved in to resolve the local dispute between Dogara and the governor.

This intervention was said to have been done to prevent Dogara’s defection and other defections from the APC like the 37 members, who moved to other parties last month.

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Commenting on the Speaker’s fate, the Chief Whip of the House and leader of the majority North-West caucus, Mr Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, had noted that it would be in the interest of the APC to have Dogara in its folds.

Ado-Doguwa, who is from Kano State, added, “I am also authoritatively aware that up till today, Dogara is a faithful member of the APC, and still ready for further negotiations on the perceived bitter relationship with his state governor.

“I, therefore, urge the national leadership of our great  party to dispassionately intervene on the Speaker’s issue in Bauchi State and bring it to a logical conclusion.

“It is my candid opinion that we cannot afford to miss the Speaker from the APC family.”

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