Dogara's defection driven by Presidential ambition ― PDP BoT (

Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibril has said that presidential ambition was responsible for the defection of the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

Jibril said this in a statement in Monday arguing that Dogara knew he could not achieve that in the PDP as he dismissed the reasons Dogara advanced for leaving the party.

Dogara had alleged that the Governor of the state, Senator, Bala Mohammed had contracted payment of salaries among other malfeasance.

The BOT said: “I have read with mixed feelings the reason given by former speaker House of Representatives Mr Yakubu Dogara for decamping to APC.

“I am equally sorry for Dogara for not adhering to all avenues available in the party constitution for settlement of disputes or complaints by a member of the party.

“I became more disturbed when the reasons given by Mr Dogara for his decamping considering his position as a former speaker.

“In his position as a member of BoT Mr Dogara has never laid any complaints to me as the Chairman of BoT which is the highest advisory organ of the party and remained concious of the party.

“Considering seriously reasons given by Dogara for his decamping one is compelled to say that Mr Dogara has other strong reasons for leaving PDP.

“I am beginning to suspect that the former speaker has underground motives for joining APC…

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