The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has welcomed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara back to its fold, saying his return is a courageous response to the party’s call on compatriots to rally with it and rescue the nation.
Dogara’s decision to abandon the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) was described by the PDP as a patriotic and nationalistic move that demonstrates that he is a statesman, who is committed to the progress of our nation, particularly at this trying time.
The party’s mouthpiece, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement on Sunday said the Speaker’s move is “reflective of the wishes and aspiration of his larger constituency and in tandem with the determination of Nigerians across board to rally on the platform of the repositioned PDP to vote out the incompetent, divisive and corrupt APC administration, which has caused untold harm to our nation in the last three years.
“Dumping of the APC by Dogara and other leaders according to the PDP, has further strengthened the surging hope by Nigerians as they collectively rally on the platform of the PDP to rescue Nigeria from the misrule of the APC and return her to the path of national cohesion, peace and economic prosperity for which the party is known.
“Furthermore, the return of Hon Dogara and other leaders who had earlier left our fold is a clear testament that the issues that led to their exit in the first place have all been addressed under the repositioned and rebranded PDP”, he said.
The PDP stated that Hon. Dogara has continued to conduct the affairs of the House of Representatives with the highest level of commitment, resulting in a very productive legislature under his leadership, despite the unmitigated efforts by the Buhari Presidency and the APC to distract him.
Dogara was assured that his return is a pointer to the victory of the PDP both in Bauchi state and at the Federal level, noting that his huge electoral value will contribute immensely to the return of PDP to power at all levels.