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BREAKING: Court Sacks Former Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara Over Defection

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has sacked former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara as member of the House.

Presiding judge, D.U. Okorowo also declared Dogara’s seat vacant following the sack.

Dogara represents Bogoro/Dass Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, and was the Speaker between 2015 and 2019.

Okorowo in his judgment, ruled that Dogara’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was illegal, and ordered for the lawmaker to vacate the seat.

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Dogara joined the ruling APC after winning his re-election bid under the PDP in 2019

His defection was attributed to his frosty relationship Governor Bala Mohammed, leading to his defection almost two years ago.

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