Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dedicated his victory at Saturday’s polls to God and people of his constituency. He is returning to the house for a fourth consecutive term, this time on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace loving and resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency, who defied all odds to return me to the House of Representatives for an unprecedented 4th term. By their uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face of unwarranted provocation, threat and intimidation and attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces, they have made history today in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the House of Representatives since 1st Assembly, as no presiding officer (both Speaker & Deputy Speaker) has ever been re-elected to the House”, Dogara said in a late night statement on Sunday.
According to him, Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi state to return a member to the House of Representatives for fourth consecutive term. “Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible. Together we shall continue to defy evil and make Nigeria work again”, he said.
At the Bogoro local government, Dogara reportedly polled 25,339, against his APC’ opponent’s 3,216, in Dass; 10,222 against the APC’s 16,664 and in Tafawa Balewa, Dogara polled 36,773 APC’s 31,784. At the Kopti Unit, the speaker reportedly polled 170 against APC’s 128
APC 51, 792