The party while describing the Speaker’s return to PDP as a courageous response to the party’s call on compatriots to rally with it and rescue the nation, added that Dogara’s decision to abandon the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) is a “patriotic and nationalistic move that demonstrates that he is a statesman, who is committed to the progress of our nation, particularly at this trying time.”
PDP, in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, assured that “Hon Dogara return is a pointer to the victory of the PDP both in Bauchi state and at the federal level, noting that his huge electoral value will contribute immensely to the return of PDP to power at all levels.”
The party said “Hon. Dogara’s move is reflective of the wishes and aspiration of his larger constituency and in tandem with the determination of Nigerians across board to rally on the platform of the repositioned PDP to vote out the incompetent, divisive and corrupt APC administration, which has caused untold harm to our nation in the last three years.”
The PDP stated that “Hon. Dogara has continued to conduct the affairs of the House of Representatives with the highest level of commitment, resulting in a very productive legislature under his leadership, despite the unmitigated efforts by the Buhari Presidency and the APC to distract him.
“Furthermore, the return of Hon Dogara and other leaders who had earlier left our fold is a clear testament that the issues that led to their exit in the first place have all been addressed under the repositioned and rebranded PDP.
“The party further states that the patriotic action of Hon. Dogara and other leaders who left the APC has further strengthened the surging hope by Nigerians as they collectively rally on the platform of the PDP to rescue our nation from the misrule of the APC and return her to the path of national cohesion, peace and economic prosperity for which our party is known.”