…Describes him paper weight
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has noted that the defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara did not come to them as surprise, but a matter of time judging by his anti party activities in the National Assembly with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
The party also described Dogara as a paper weight who does not have political clout in his home town.
The APC in a press statement on Thursday, the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena reacting to the defection quoted President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent statement saying, a recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari, aptly sums Dogara’s reported defection: “The weakest people whose senses of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our Party”.
According to the statement, “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.
“Indeed, all politics is local. As a Party, we empathize with Dogara on his confusion and despair over his bleak political future given the fact that he is not on ground and a political paperweight in his home, Bauchi state.
In his emergence as Speaker, Dogara was merely used by his political master to achieve their selfish political ends at the time. They have since moved on to pursue their individual political aspirations and left Dogara in the cold.
“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.
“As a Party, we remain united and committed to our Progressives ideologies. We urge Party faithful to consolidate on our strengths and collectively go into the 2019 general elections as a united and strong political fighting force to sustain the Change Agenda we are implementing for the benefit of Nigerians”, the party added.