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Breaking: Dogara decamps from APC to PDP

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A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC).

This comes 48 hours after Dogara and other aggrieved northern APC leaders declared support for Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP.

This followed several months of political permutations as the Northern Elders Consultative Forum, including the Christian leaders in the All Progressives Congress in the North on Friday formally adopted Atiku.

According to them, Atiku was adopted following the resolve of the Northern Christian leaders to work with their Muslim counterparts to adopt one of the presidential candidates in a bid to defeat the same-faith presidential ticket of the APC.

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Dogara was received into the party during the presidential campaign by the party’s presidential candidate and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the nation’s commercial capital, Lagos State.

In 2020, Dogara dumped the PDP to join the APC.

The development back then was announced to State House correspondents by the chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee, Mai Mala Buni, who said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was happy seeing Dogara return to the party.

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