We will defect with Dogara, say Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro constituents

By Rita Michael

Constituents of Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bogoro Constituency in Bauchi State have expressed their support to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
In their separate speech during a rally on Friday to show support for Dogara in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area, Mr. Rufai Samson and Bulus Iliya, said that the rally was planned to show their support and loyalty to their leader and representative in the national assembly.
They said: "We walked, and drove for over 15 kilometres to tell the world that we, Dogara's constituents, are with him 100 percent no matter what. Dogara is our leader and we are ready to move with him to any party should he choose to leave the APC.
"If he chooses to remain in the APC, we will remain there with him but if he chooses to move to another party, we want him and the world to know that we will go there with him."
They condemned the recent rally that was organized in Bauchi Metropolis against Dogara, describing it as the handiwork of people who do not want progress and development.
They said that the rally was in reaction to the earlier one held in Bauchi against the Speaker.
"So we organized this to counter their own and to tell the world that Dogara still has our 100 percent support," he explained.
According to the organizers, none of the supporters was paid for the rally, noting that they came out because of the love they have for Dogara.
They said that they didn't know what democracy meant until Dogara became their representative in the House.
Also, one of the speakers at the rally, Folmi Barnabas Yale, said that Dogara built schools, roads, hospitals, markets, provided scholarships, water, electricity, etc for them.
He described him as a detribalised politician who has done what many others in the state and the country have not and cannot do for their people.
"We are here to show our total support to the Speaker, Barrister Dogara, for all he has been doing for us.
"We were taught in school that democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people. But we didn't know what that meant until Barrister Dogara became our leader in this constituency," he said.
Another supporter, Musa Salisu, called on the people of the constituency to be united and bring Dogara back to power, adding, “This is needful because he has done a lot for them.

"As a Fulani man, I can tell you that Dogara does not segregate. He works for his constituents whether they are Muslims or Christians it matters less to him. Let's unite because saboteurs are trying to cause crises and confusion among us."

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