The immediate past Speaker of Federal House of Representatives, Rt Hon. Yakubu Dogara has returned to All Progressive Congress, APC. Hon Dogara who dumped APC in buildup to 2019 and joined PDP, the platform which he won his 2019 general election, represents Bogoro/Dass/ Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency at House of Representatives.
The Acting National Chairman of APC, Mai Mala Buni who is also the Yobe state Governor stated that Hon Dogara has joined APC.
According Buni “He(Dogara) is now a member of the APC”. He disclosed this to the state House correspondents after leading Mr Dogara to a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A source that don’t want to be mentioned, told www.thepress.ng that Dogara was reached by Tinubu camp to run with him as a vice presidential candidate in 2023.
The source maintained that Tinubu was told that Muslim/Muslim ticket won’t work in today Nigeria Politics and that there is need for Religious and Regional balancing on would be flag bearer or President in 2023.
The camp considered Hon Dogara who is a Northern Christian an asset for their 2023 calculation and decided to go for him.
Meanwhile, Tinubu Camp had ealier considered the current Secretary of Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha for the position since he is also a Northern Christian, but a source within their camp was said to have suggested Hon Dogara which they said to have more Political capital than Boss Mustapha whom a source within Tinubu camp said that he is not a Politician.
When they agreed on Dogara, they then set up machinery to reach, convince and woo him back to APC. The machinery which said to include the Vice President, Osibanjo said to have met with Dogara on this severally.
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Meanwhile, effort to reach Tinubu camp for reaction failed as they did not respond to call or text message. Hon Dogara also did not respond to text messages.