Court sacks ex-Speaker, Dogara for defecting to APC

The court, in a judgement that was delivered by Justice Donatus Okorowo, held that Dogara, having abandoned the political party that sponsored his election, ought to vacate his seat in line with the provisions of sections 68(1) (g) and 109 (1) (g) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

His sack followed a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1060/2020, which was lodged before the court by the PDP.

It will be recalled that Dogara was in 2019, re-elected on the platform of the PDP to represent Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State at the National Assembly.

He, however, defected to the APC on July 24, 2020, after he submitted a resignation letter to the PDP Chairman of Bogoro ‘C’ Ward in the state.

Dissatisfied with his action, the PDP and its Bauchi State Chairman, Hamza Akuyam, through their team of lawyers led by Chief Chris Uche, SAN, approached the court to declare his seat vacant.


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