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Former speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara dumps PDP for APC

Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker committee of the party, broke the news to state house correspondents after he and Dogara met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.

Dogara had left the APC after he fell out with Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state. Although he declined to speak after the meeting, Mai Buni told journalists that the former Speaker “is now a member of APC.” He said that they were at the Presidential Villa to pay a courtesy visit on the President and to brief him on the development in the rebuilding efforts of the Caretaker Committee.

According to him, “We paid a courtesy call on the President in continuation with our efforts in rebuilding the party, we are here to see Mr President and brief him on the development.”


Dogara, who is a member of the opposition PDP, served as the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives. The former Speaker currently represents Bogoro/Dass, Nigeria/Tafawa Balewa, Federal constituency of Bauchi State since 2007. He first dumped the PDP in 2014 and re-contested for the House of Representatives seat in 2015 on the platform of the APC.

Ade Yinka

Adeyinka is an entertainment and fashion content writer with years of experience in the industry. She is a graduate of English language from Lagos State University (LASU, Ojo). She obtained a postgraduate diploma in broadcast journalism at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos. She likes to read, write, surf the internet, listen to music and hang out with friends.

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