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Bauchi State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has asked the court to declare the seat of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara vacant.

Dogara, who represents Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency had in July, decamped from the PDP back to his former party, the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The PDP in the suit is asking the court to direct the Speaker of the House to declare Dogara’s seat vacant in line with section 68 of the 1999 Constitution.

Dogara in July cited bad governance by the Governor of Bauchi State as the reason for his decision to leave the Party.

Bauchi State PDP Chairman, Hamza Akuyam, in a supporting affidavit said there is no crisis within the PDP, hence the reason for the court to declare Dogara’s seat vacant.

Listed as defendants in the suit are Dogara, the Speaker of the House, the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and the APC.

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