Ex-Speaker Dogara to appeal against judgement sacking him from NASS

By Ahmed Ahmed

Former Speaker of the House of Representative, Mr Yakubu Dogara, the member representing Bogoro, Tafawa Balewa and Dass Federal constituency, Bauchi state, has appealed against judgement that declared his seat vacant in the House of Representatives Abuja.

Our correspondent reports that Dogara won election to represent his constituency under the umbrella of People Democratic Party, later defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) that prompted the PDP to file suit against the former Speaker.

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had on 22nd April, 2022 declared the seat of Hon Yakubu Dogara as member of the House of Representatives vacant.

Reacting to the judgement, Counsel to Hon Dogara, J.J. Usman (SAN) stated that he has been instructed by his client Dogara to appeal against the judgement with immediate effect.

According to the Senior Advocate ‘The judgment has just been delivered and we have briefed our client right from the Court and he has expressed dissatisfaction against the judgment.’

“He instructed that we file an appeal immediately which we shall do on Monday.

“The decision of the Court that there is evidence of defection to APC is not substantiated by any shred of evidence in the Court’s record.

“We are proceeding to the Court of Appeal immediately”. The counsel said

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