2019: APC Endorses Mannaseh, Passes Vote Of No Confidence On Speaker Dogara
Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara’s exit from the ruling All Progressives Congress could just be a matter of days going, this is going by the final endorsement of the candidature of Mr Godfrey Mannaseh to replace him as member representing Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro constituency ahead of 2019 election.
The party maintained that it has passed a vote of no confidence on speaker Dogara as the constituent’s representative
Mr Haruna Rikaya, APC chairman Bogoro, Mallam Zubairu his counter part from Dass and Wakili Amadi Deputy chairman Tafawa Balewa respectively made the declaration Saturday when Manasseh declared his intention to contest for reps.
Their decision is to defend democracy, President Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abubakar following Dogara’s allege move to impeach Buhari
” APC cannot afford to keep Dogara as its candidate for reps ahead of 2019 election. His recent alleged move to truncate democracy through Buhari’s impeachment is a clear indication of lack of justice,” Said the chairmen.
The party stressed that it does not elect Dogara under its fold to politically fight the the president, neither governor Abubakar on whose popularity he won election in 2015.
” From today, APC in Dass, Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa federal constituency have unanimously endorsed Mr Mannaseh as we no longer have confidence on the speaker,” said the chairmen
The party described Mannaseh as a true democrat whose pedigree is a good omen and milestone towards gradual shift in terms of development
The chairmen therefore urged the constituents not to vote Dogara irrespective of the party he defects to in 2019 election.
Recall that the Speaker lost out in the recently conducted state and ward congresses where his faction swept out by another. Also, his membership of the party has become a thing of doubt as the nPDP that he belongs to have been threatening to dump the APC.
The direction Dogara’s political is pointed remains sketchy for now, with feelers pointing to his coming back to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, where he stands a chance of recontesting for the seat.