December 05, (THEWILL) – A few days after he announced that the Forum of Christian and Muslim political leaders in the North, would support the Presidential ambition of Atiku Abubakar, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been appointed to the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Aminu Tambuwal, director general of the PDP-PCC and governor of Sokoto, announced Dogara’s appointment in a statement on Sunday.,
“The leadership of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council wishes to formally announce that Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has been appointed as a member of the Presidential Campaign Council with immediate effect.
“This is part of our continuous effect in joining hands with our presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to recover our great country, Nigeria”, the terse statement read.
While Dogora has not officially renounced his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), THEWILL recalls that the former Reps speaker withdrew his support for the ruling party’s presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, alongside former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, over the Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket.
Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate and Kashim Shettima, his running mate are both Muslims
Dogara and Babachir Lawal are both members of a group of northern Christians in the APC who rejected the party’s same-faith ticket.
The leader of the group, Babachir Lawal, had said Obi would be the group’s choice. Dogara, however, alongside other members of the group, distanced themselves from Lawal’s endorsement.
On Friday, Dogara alongside some Christian and Muslim political leaders in the 19 northern states and the FCT, endorsed Atiku for the 2023 presidency.
While Dogara has not made an official statement on his new appointment as of the time of this report, his new role is reportedly to start immediately.