Saraki helped me become Reps speaker against APC’s wish – Dogara

Yakubu Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) worked against his emergence as the Speaker.

The Speaker who made this known at a book launch in Abuja, to mark his fiftieth birthday, credited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki for playing a major role in his election.

Dogara going down the memory lane, recalled how Saraki always gave him ideas when his campaign for the post faced crisis.

Saraki, according to him, not only gave him ideas, but money to actualize his dream to become the Speaker.

Apart from Saraki’s critical support, Dogara explained that his election was also made possible because he was the consensus candidate of members of the House.

He said, “The story of my emergence as speaker is a story of national consensus. It’s a meeting of people across board.

“My brothers and sisters sat in the National Assembly and said ‘look, we’ll make you speaker’.

“Members made me speaker against all odds. I’m sorry I have to remind us of this. Virtually everything was done against the project. From the party to even resources at our disposal.

“He contributed a lot of ideas and even money, although I’m not going to mention how much.

“My victory reassured my faith in project Nigeria. That made me to say everything is possible in this country.”


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