Why I opted out of national deputy chairman of APC race – Dogara

By Ahmed Ahmed

Former Speaker of house of representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, the Member Representing Bogoro, Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Federal Constituency. Bauchi State, has withdrawn from the National Deputy Chairman of
LP ppAll Progressive Congress (APC) race to support Sen. Abubakar Kyari.

Dogara stated this in letter he wrote to APC National Convention Election Subcommittee National Secretariat
Abuja made available to Journalists on Saturday in Bauchi.

He called on his teeming supporters across the length and breadth of the country to take this decision in good faith and work towards the emergence of his brother, Sen. Abubakar Kyari.

“I wish to communicate my decision to withdraw from the race for the position of National Deputy Chairman (North) of our great Party.

“It was thought that my emergence will no doubt strengthen our Party’s position especially in Bauchi State in the North East where the Party couldn’t hold on to two States after just four years.

“Indeed across all the States because of the extensive network and reach to serving and former members of the National Assembly. But it turned out that our respected Party leaders have better ideas,” Dogara said.

He said they micro zoned the position to Borno State whose stakeholders under the Leadership of our amiable revolutionary Leader, HE B Zullum and Sen Kassim Shetima have endorsed a brother and a long standing supporter/ally, Sen Abubakar Kyari for the position.

According to him, In the light of President Muliammadu Buhari’s directives to adopt consensus in filling party positions at this convention and as one of those who are comfortably disposed to Mr President’s political philosophy, I wish to unequivocally express my unalloyed support for consensus and also my endorsement of Sen Abubakar Kyari for the position of Deputy National Chairman (North).

“Call for the cessation of bickering over party positions which is unhelpful to the health and unity of our great political family. If APC must attract more members, it must be united as no one would board a boat of bickering sailors,” he said.

The former Speaker, appreciated all his friends from the North West who bought the forms for him.

“These are the true disciples of the late sage, Sardauna, who believe in one North and are committed to walk the talk.

“They were in such a hurry that they actually paid twice for one form. May God reward you a thousand-fold and may he restore the peace that we once took for granted in the North and across the nation,” he said.


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