Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the residence of representatives, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker committee of the party, broke the information to kingdom residence correspondents after he and Dogara met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.
“We paid a courtesy name on the president in continuation of our effort to rebuild the party. We are right here to see Mr. President and short him on the development,” Buni said.
Asked why Dogara accompanied him, he said: “The former speaker is a member of the APC… he is returned due to the fact the cause he left the APC is no extra there.
“He (Buhari) welcomed him (Dogara). He’s completely satisfied with the development. That’s what he’s searching for. We are rebuilding the birthday party and these are the steps we are taking in the direction of rebuilding the party.”
Dogara and Buni leaving Aso Rock
Buni stated efforts are in location to attain out to different aggrieved participants of the party, including that the APC is being rebranded to “outlive us”.
“We will do justice to all our individuals and that’s what will deliver peace and that is why will warranty peaceable coexistence, that is what will carry the consolidation of the party, the rebuilding of the party. Without doing justice, you can’t gain that and we are positive of doing justice to all our members,” he said.
“We are rebuilding the birthday party to outlive all of us. It’s no longer solely about precise time or period, its now not about election, its now not about electioneering. It is about constructing a party.”
Dogara had left the APC after he fell out with Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state, who misplaced his reelection.
But Dogara, who represents Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency, used to be reelected into the residence of representatives on the platform of the PDP.
He led the screening committee of the PDP for the Ondo governorship election.