Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Monday, indicates that a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bibi Dogo, has urged the Leadership of the House of Representatives to declare Yakubu Dogara’s seat vacant, following his defection from the PDP, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He alleged that the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Representative crossed to the APC, ‘without any cogent reason’.
Dogo said this in a statement which he issued on Monday, in Bauchi, where he alluded that the defection of Dogara was a ‘political indiscipline’, claiming that the people of his Constituency who elected him under the platform of the PDP, are not happy with his defection.
He said: “There is no convincing reason why he defected to APC. He did not even consult his people before his defection. I hereby call on the Reps. Leadership, to quickly declare Dogara’s seat vacant, to enable his Constituents to elect a capable replacement.”
He added that the people of his Constituency would set a machinery in motion for Dogara’s recall, and that the process would soon commence in earnest, because people will not condone ‘political indiscipline’.
Dogo expressed disbelief that the reasons given by Dogara, in the letter sent to his Ward Chairman, were real.
He added: “They are nothing, but flimsy excuses, because the alleged mismanaged money is N3.6 billion, and not N4.6 billion. Furthermore, the contract was awarded for the purchase of vehicles, which Dogara is a beneficiary of, and it was Covid-19 that delayed the Local Government elections. Presently, a date has been fixed by the Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission, which will be conducted in October. And do I need to mention that everybody knows that the Governor who comes from a royal family, has great respect for our Traditional Institution?
“His jumping from party to party, smacks of political indiscipline. Unfortunately, he lacks the political discipline to still be trusted with any public Office. How can you trust a man whose only political antecedent, is jumping from one party to another?”