Rivers Elections ‘I’m not working against APC,’ Dogara says

Dogara has denied claims that he is working to ensure the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Rivers elections.

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Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara

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House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara has denied claims that he is working to ensure the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the upcoming rerun elections in Rivers.

Dogara made the denial after he was accused of working against his party, All Progressives Congress (APC) by the party’s candidate for the Rivers South East senatorial seat, Magnus Abe.

The Speaker made the comments via a statement released by his media aide, Turaki Hassan.

The statement reads:

“The speaker’s only role in the allegation made by the distinguished senator is that of a presiding officer who brings down the gavel in affirmation of a decision taken by majority members of the House of Representatives.”

“Dogara neither introduced the motion to conduct a public hearing on Rivers State election, neither did he support any party during the debate.

“The Speaker wishes to make it clear that he is always fair when presiding over issues raised by members of various parties in the House of Representatives, and this does not equate to discriminating against his own party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).”

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The elections will expectedly hold on December 10.