Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, John Oyegun, has welcome former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara back to the party.
Naija News had reported earlier that Dogara, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, dumped the opposition PDP and joined the ruling APC.
The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Kebbi State, Mai Malla Buni, disclosed this after the duo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Although the former speaker declined to speak to State House Correspondents after the meeting, Mai Buni told journalists that Dogara “is now a member of APC”, twenty months after he defected to the PDP from the APC shortly before the 2019 general elections.
Reacting to Dogara’s defection Oyegun while speaking exclusively to Vanguard on Friday, described Dogara as an “asset that will boost the fortunes of the party.”
“It’s very welcome news. He’s a very sober person, very deep, accommodating of alternative use. It’s definitely a welcome addition. His coming back will boost the fortunes of our party. When you get a man of that quality, it’s always a good thing”, he said.