Former Speaker of the House of Representatives and representative of Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency, Yakubu Dogara, has declared that, at least for the time being, he is not a member of any political party and only supports candidates for elective positions in the general elections of 2023 regardless of their political affiliations.
Dogara stated this during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today program.
Recall that Dogara left the APC for the PDP after vehemently criticizing the latter’s Muslim-Muslim ticket and announcing his support for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate.
When asked about his political affiliation, Dogara explained that he is not politically unstable. He also clarified that his support for candidates across party lines should not be misconstrued as a sign of his being an “unstable character.”
He said; “I am supporting candidates; I am not doing any political party for now, I am supporting candidates.
“Everybody knows that I backed Atiku Abubakar for Presidency for reasons I told the whole world but in Bauchi State before primaries were concluded, I had supported the aspiration of Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who is the current APC governorship candidate and I have my candidates for House of Assembly in my constituency.
“I have Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates that I helped midwife into those positions, and I can’t abandon them for political stability.”
Despite his current political stance, Dogara has publicly opposed the reelection bid of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, a PDP member.
He has expressed his support for the APC governorship candidate, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in the upcoming election in Bauchi State on March 18th.