THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday welcomed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara back to its fold, saying that his return is a courageous response to the party’s call on compatriots to rally with it and rescue our nation.
The party in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan National Publicity Secretary, in Abuja described Dogara’s decision to abandon the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) as a patriotic and nationalistic move that demonstrates that “he is a statesman, who is committed to the progress of our nation, particularly at this trying time.”
The party said Dogara’s move is reflective of the wishes and aspiration of his larger constituency and in tandem with the determination of Nigerians across board to “rally on the platform of the repositioned PDP to vote out the incompetent, divisive and corrupt APC administration, which has caused untold harm to our nation in the last three years.”
The PDP observed that the Speaker has continued to conduct the affairs of the House of Representatives with the highest level of commitment, resulting in a very productive legislature under his leadership, despite the unmitigated efforts by the Buhari Presidency and the APC to distract him.
Furthermore, it said, the return of Dogara and other leaders who had earlier left its fold is a clear testament that the issues that led to their exit in the first place have all been addressed under the repositioned and rebranded PDP.
The party further stated that the patriotic action of Dogara and other leaders who left the APC has further strengthened the surging hope by Nigerians “as they collectively rally on the platform of the PDP to
rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC and return her to the path of national cohesion, peace and economic prosperity for which our party is known.”
PDP assured that Dogara’s return is a pointer to the victory of the PDP both in Bauchi state and at the Federal level, noting that “his huge electoral value” will contribute immensely to the return of PDP to power at all levels.