Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has once again left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dogara was a guest of President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday, July 24, 2020.

He was in the company of the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.

After the meeting, Buni told journalists that Dogara "is now a member of APC".

The lawmaker said he would later address the issue.

Dogara (right) visited President Buhari in company of Governor Buni (left) on Friday, July 24, 2020  [Presidency]
Dogara (right) visited President Buhari in company of Governor Buni (left) on Friday, July 24, 2020 [Presidency]

Dogara is returning to the APC two years after he dumped the party to rejoin the PDP.

He was also part of an influential faction that dumped the PDP in 2013 to create the APC ahead of the 2015 elections.

His ascension to the position of House Speaker in 2015 was not backed by the APC, leading to a disruptive four years in office leading up to the 2019 elections.

He dumped the APC when there were indications that he would not be able to win the party's ticket to return to the lower chamber of the National Assembly.

After his defection to the PDP, he won the 2019 election to return for his fourth term as the representative of Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency of Bauchi State.