The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Malla Buni, has disclosed that the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has defected from Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
He made the disclosure after he and Dogara met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Buni said they were at the Presidential Villa to pay to brief the President on the rebuilding efforts of the Caretaker Committee.
“We paid a courtesy call on the President in continuation with our efforts in rebuilding the party, we are here to see Mr. President and brief him on the development”, he said.
He added, “Well, they (Nigerians) shouldn’t be surprised because the former Speaker is a member of the APC. He is because the reason in which he left the APC is no longer there. He is back now.”
He told newsmen that the President was happy with the development.
He also said efforts were in high gear to bring back other aggrieved members who left the party.
“We are meeting all our aggrieved members particularly those who have interest in coming back to the party, they should feel free to do so, we are assuring them and there is no crime in double assurance” he said.
He also promised that all intra party grievances will be addressed to ensure justice for all members and peaceful coexistence.
he also said his efforts at rebuilding the party was not just about a 2023 strategy, but to ensure the party comes out stronger.