APC: Dogara Sabotaged, Undermined APC-led Executive 

By Augustine Osayande
The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday said Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has exploited all available avenues to sabotage and undermine the party-led executive.
The ruling party in a statement by the acting National Publicity Secretary Yekini Nabena said the speaker’s anti-party activities enabled one of the opposition Party’s sole victory in Bogoro Local Government Area (Dogara’s council) during the recent Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election
“We have received several media requests for a reaction to the purported defection of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to one of the opposition political parties, as reported in the media.
“In reacting, a recent comment by President Muhammadu Buhari, aptly sums Dogara’s reported defection: “The weakest people whose senses of expectation do not align with our vision have exited our Party.
“Dogara’s reported defection has not come to us as a surprise. It was only a matter of time judging by Dogara’s anti-party antics in the National Assembly where in connivance with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, he exploited all available avenues to sabotage and undermine the APC-led executive.
The ruling party which has lost the two principal officers at the National Assembly said they  empathised with the speaker on his confusion and despair over his bleak political future given the fact that he is not on ground and a political paperweight in his home Bauchi state.
“In his emergence as Speaker, Dogara was merely used by his political masters to achieve their selfish political ends at the time. They have since moved on to pursue their individual political aspirations and left Dogara in the cold”, Nabena said.‎
The party also advised the speaker against his ill-advised decision to recontest for the position of House of Representatives seat under the opposition Party he is linked with because a crushing and humiliating defeat surely awaits him.
The party urged their faithful to consolidate on the party’s strength and collectively go into the 2019 general elections as a united and strong political fighting force to sustain the Change Agenda we are implementing for the benefit of Nigerians.