The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has sparked reactions online following his appointment as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
Naija News reported that the Director General of the PDP PCC and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, had in a statement on Sunday announced the appointment.
The fresh appointment comes on the heels of the decision by Dogara to declare support for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Naija News recalls Dogara, and other Northern Christian leaders in his camp who rejected the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had declared their support for Atiku in the 2023 presidential election.
The leaders under the aegis of the Northern Leaders Consultative Forum revealed their decision on Friday at a media conference in Abuja.
It however remains unclear if the former Speaker has now defected to the PDP following his appointment to the party’s presidential campaign council.
However, some netizens have taken to social media to slam the former Speaker of the Green chamber over his appointment despite being a member of the ruling party.
See some of the reactions below.
@okoduwa_charles wrote: “Very strategic appointment the PDP has its head above the water as far as this election is concerned I see them winning.”
@NsisongBenjamin wrote: “Dogara doesn’t have political relevance. He left PDP to APC for vice president slot and he was sidelined, now he is going back to PDP. Very shameless man.”
@aghama_amadasun wrote: “Congratulations to babyface Dogara for this appointment. At least, his stomach infrastructural needs can be well taken care of now. Unprincipled food is ready politician indeed.”
@St_Jhonne wrote: “His “interests” had been catered for and his “political future” guaranteed in the unlikely event that @atiku wins. Another tale of stomach infrastructure, “anywhere belle face” ineffectual politician.”
@2Oluoha wrote: “He has only gone back to his former party since balablu refused to pick him as vice presidential candidate hence his constant attack on the Muslim Muslim ticket.”
@JoyUkaha wrote: “PDP bought him with Campaign Council? 🤣🤣😂😂😂🤩🤩 cash out season.”
@Papaebukaguns wrote: “Good Appointment! Job by Unrepentant Mischief Makers (PDP). For a Great Hypocrite #YakDogara.”
@MichaelEO_1 wrote: “Lolzzz PDP appointing PDP😂.”
@MamussBlessed wrote: “He has been given something obviously, hence he is backing Atiku. We no give am chichi, northern people are Obidient.
@Abbeymmovich wrote: “@YakubDogara is against APC Muslim-Muslim but supporting Athiefku (Northerner) after 8yrs of Buhari. Him naa hypocrite.”