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Dogara clinches PDP’s ticket in return bid


The 325 delegates from the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State have elected Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara as the candidate for the 2019 General elections.
The delegates unanimously affirmed the Speaker as the sole candidate of the party during the party’s primary in Zwall town of Tafawa Balewa Local Government of the state on Wednesday.
The Returning Officer of the party, Mrs Esther Ahmed-Kadala, who conducted the exercise, put a question to the respective delegates from the three local governments of the constituency who unanimously answered in the affirmative.
Mrs Ahmed-Kadala, therefore, declared Dogara as the winner having been affirmed by the delegates.

She said the constitution of the party provided that where there is a sole aspirant for any position, the delegates must affirm it, hence the visit by officials assigned to conduct the primary to do so.

She commended the delegates for their orderly conduct during the primary.
The Returning Officer also congratulated the Speaker for earning the confidence of his constituents and wished him success in the general elections.
Representative of the Speaker, Alhaji Mohammed Sadiq, expressed appreciation to the constituents for reposing confidence on him and said the Speaker would rededicate himself to the service of the country.
Sadiq noted that since he was elected to represent the constituency in 2007, the Speaker has ensured a wholistic development of the constituency through the provision of infrastructure.
Of the delegates, 115 are from Tafawa Balewa, while Bogoro and Dass have 105 each.

Iliya Habila
Senior Special Assistant to the Speaker on Media and Publicity

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