…The appointment of Mr Dogara, a member of the APC, came barely two days after he declared support for Atiku.
December 5, 2022
By QueenEsther IROANUSI
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been appointed a member of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
The announcement of his appointment was contained in a statement by the Director General of the PDP PCC and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday.
Mr Dogara’s appointment is to take effect immediately.
His appointment, the PDP said, “is part of its continuous effect in joining hands with the presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to recover Nigeria.”
Mr Dogara’s appointment comes barely two days after he declared support for Atiku.
The lawmaker, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), is one of the party’s leaders of the Christian faith who have kicked against the Muslim-Muslim ticket adopted by the party – Bola Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima.
Besides Mr Dogara, others like Babachir Lawal and Adamawa senator, Elisha Abbo, have also withdrawn support for the APC candidate.
Mr Lawal, in November, endorsed the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. He based his support for Mr Obi on the grounds that “the Obi/Datti will give Nigerians breath of fresh air and the greatest opportunity to redeem the country from the quagmire it has been plunged into by a recurring group of self-centred reactionaries.”