By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu – Correspondent, Bauchi

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi South has called on all members of House of Representative to elect Hon. Yakubu Dogara as the Speaker of the 8th Assembly.

Addressing a press conference at the NUJ secretariat in Bauchi on Monday, the Chairman of APC Bauchi South, Alhaji Musa Adamu Lar, described Dogara as a competent member who is worthy to be the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Lar condemned the campaign of calumny against Dogara by a former governorship aspirant of APC in Bauchi State Hon. Yusuf Tuggar, saying; “It has come to our notice as the constituents of Hon. Yakubu Dogara that the said former Parliamentarian is busy preaching hate speeches to convince Muslim members of the House of Representatives that our member, Dogara, should not be allowed to occupy this “super sensitive office.”

“The Federation of Nigeria is a secular state as provided for by the constitution, hence the need to carry everybody along. If the office of the President and possibly that of the Senate President can be occupied by Muslim, we are duty bound to allow a Christian colleague to occupy the leadership of the Lower Chamber at the National Assembly.

Also Speaking at the Press briefing, a member representing Bula/Lere State Constituency in the House of Assembly, Mohammed Aminu Tukur, said that North East is in a better position to seek the Office of the Speaker of House of Representatives.

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