The All Progressives Congress (APC), Thursday berated the Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara for dumping the party for leading opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC through its spokesman, Yekini Nabena said the defection was long expected.
Nabena accused Dogara of conniving with his counterpart in the Red Chamber, Senate President Bukola Saraki of undermining the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari-led Executive Council.
The statement added: “Dogara’s anti-party activities which enabled one of the opposition Party’s sole victory in Bogoro Local Government Area (Dogara’s council) during the recent Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election won by the APC is another pointer, among several others.
“Indeed, all politics is local. As a Party, we empathise with Dogara on his confusion and despair over his bleak political future given the fact that he is not on ground and a political paperweight in his home Bauchi state. In his emergence as Speaker, Dogara was merely used by his political master to achieve their selfish political ends at the time. They have since moved on to pursue their individual political aspirations and left Dogara in the cold.
“We would advise Dogara against his ill-advised decision to recontest his House of Representatives seat under the opposition Party he is linked with because a crushing and humiliating defeat surely awaits him.
“As a Party, we remain united and committed to our Progressives ideologies. We urge Party faithful to consolidate on our strengths and collectively go into the 2019 general elections as a united and strong political fighting force to sustain the Change Agenda we are implementing for the benefit of Nigerians.”