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APC congress: Dogara accused of hijacking nomination forms

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara
A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State have alleged that a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has hijacked nomination forms for the local government congresses in the area.

One of the aggrieved APC leaders, Alhaji Bala Burga, told newsmen at the end of their meeting in Bauchi, the state capital, at the weekend that Dogara denied political actors in the area who are not in his camp the opportunity to seek elective offices in the party.

“The forms were supposed to be given to the APC Chairman of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, but instead the state leadership of the party gave the nomination forms to Dogara’s close ally, Hon Muhammad Aminu Tukur, who collected the forms on behalf of Dogara and gave it to Dogara’s supporters only.

“It is good for APC to learn their lesson from what happened in Zamfara State where the Supreme Court sacked all elected members of the party and gave victory to PDP for the failure of APC to conduct party primaries according to party constitution,” he said.

But reacting, Dogara’s close political ally, Tukur, denied the allegations.

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