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Dogara Defects, Picks PDP Nomination Form



Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reportedly picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP nomination form, a bid to return to the House in 2019.

This is a result of the speaker’s defection from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP.

Dogara was said to have picked the form, and that of expression of interest, on Wednesday.


Reports gathered on Wednesday night revealed that the embattled speaker had picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms.

A member of the National Working Committee of the party, who spoke with PUNCH said that the speaker had picked the forms.

“Yes, he had picked our forms, but don’t quote me, he has joined us,” the source said last night.


Dogara had two days ago expressed his desire to return to the National Assembly in 2019 when members of his constituents visited him in Abuja.

However, he refused to state the political party that he would use to facilitate his ambition.

The Speaker had been having running battles with the leadership of the APC in both his state, Bauchi and at the national level.


Just like the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, who had defected to the PDP from the APC, Dogara had also absent from the activities of the ruling party.

The speaker is expected to formally announce his defection when the lawmakers return from recess later this month.