I dedicate my victory to God and my constituents ― Dogara
SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara who was re-elected for a record fourth term to represent Dass/Tafawa-Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives in the next dispensation has dedicated his victory to God just as he commended the people of the area for still having confidence in his ability to represent them.
In a letter of appreciation he personally signed copies of which was made available to Journalists in Bauchi, Yakubu Dogara wrote, “I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace loving and resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency who defied all odds to return me to the House of Representatives for an unprecedented 4th term”.
The Speaker further wrote that, “By their uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face of unwarranted provocation, threat and intimidation and attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces, they have made history today in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the House of Representatives since 1st Assembly as no presiding officer (both Speaker and Deputy Speaker) has ever been re-elected to the House”.
“Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi state to return a member to the House of Representatives for a fourth consecutive term. Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible. Together we shall continue to defy evil and make Nigeria work again”, the Speaker concluded.