Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Speaker of the House Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila, to declare the seat of former Speaker Yakubu Dogara vacant for defecting to the APC from PDP.
The letter, entitled ‘Notice of Impending Legal Action’ signed by S. Rabo Esq, and others was addressed to the speaker.
The letter reads: “We write with esteemed compliments as legal representatives of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) herein referred to as our client to upon its instructions and authority and forward the subject of this correspondence for your attention and necessary action.
“In the light of this our client has briefed us that it has been formally notified by Hon Yakubu Dogara, the member representing Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro federal constituency in Bauchi State, that he has defected from PDP to All Progressives Congress (APC).”
The letter also said, “It is against the background of the foregoing that we demand your invocation of the provisions of Section 68 (1) (g) and (2) of the 1999 Construction of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended by declaring his seat vacant, consequent upon his said defection within seven (7) working days of the receipt of this notice.”
Meanwhile, a front-line aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming local government election in Bogoro, Bulus Iliya and several supporters of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, have joined the APC.
Receiving the decampees at the weekend in Bogoro, Dogara’s hometown, APC chairman in Bogoro LGA, Haruna Rikaya, said the party in the LGA was pleased to receive over 6,000 PDP members into its fold.
Leader of the decampees and chairmanship aspirant for Bogoro LGA, Bulus Iliya, said his decision to return to the APC was informed by the need to be united with his political godfather.