Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has revealed the gesture extended to him by the PDP.
Dogara said the PDP, aware of the injustice being perpetrated within the ruling party, APC deemed it fit to bestow him with a nomination form.
In a series of tweets to keep the public aware of developments going on in his political pursuit, Dogara expressed his appreciation at the gesture from the PDP.
He revealed that the APC asked him to beg for a return ticket if he will be considered.
On the gift from PDP, said he will have to consult with his followers, who are still with the APC to know if he will sign the form or not.
Read his tweets below;
Earlier today, I was presented with the PDP @HouseNGR nomination form by my constituents. They urged me to relinquish membership of the ruling APC & stated reasons such as the blatant injustice and outright disregard for democratic principles being perpetrated within the party.
That there have been infractions isn’t news, but what I have kept from the public – until this moment – is that even while reconciliation efforts were on, I was told to beg for a ticket if I wished to return to the House of Representatives.
Representing my people has been an honour & no one should have to suffer the indignity of begging before being allowed to exercise a constitutional right.
I had even considered stepping aside as I’ve held this position for close to 12 years but as my constituents have asked that I seek re-election, then I must heed their call.
I feel deeply honoured by this kind gesture; however, I will not fill this form until I have consulted with those supporters who remain in APC. I thank my people for their unwavering support so far, and remain unshaken in my belief that all power belongs to God.
Recall that Dogara, despite the gale of defections by lawmakers at the lower chamber of the National Assembly has remained an APC member, albeit, inactive.