Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq., National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has described a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, as a fairweather politician, who does not value principles and good political ethics.
Barrister Bamgbose said he has been informed that Dogara’s return to the All Progressives Congress, APC, may not be unconnected to 2023 presidency but wondered if Nigeria “deserves such an unprincipled person to be President or Vice President.”
Newsmen on Friday reported that Dogara decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Recall that Dogara defected to APC ahead of 2015 elections. In 2018, he defected again back to PDP, now he has gone back to the ruling party and Bamgbose noted that, “this does not really make sense.”
In a chat with newsmen in reaction to the development, the senior lawyer said that, “Much as we know that defection is legal, but when it becomes too frequent, then the defection will be seen as being defective.
“It’s against this background that we boldly submit that, Dogara’s defection to the APC is highly defective.
“It has only exposed Dogara, as a fairweather politician, who does not value principles and good political ethics.
“We are informed that his defection could be because of 2023 permutations, good, but the one million naira question is,’ Does Nigeria deserve such an unprincipled person to be President or Vice President?
“I believe it’s high time, we told our politicians the bitter truth. This political somersault is fast becoming notorious in our political system.
“APC has no cause to rejoice because of Dogara’s defection. His defection is not only defective but obnoxious.
“He is definitely not an asset to APC but a liability. Taunting PDP as a result of his defection is ridiculous. Dogara has lost his political value.
“He has clearly shown by his latest defection, that he cannot be trusted as a member of any political party.
“Nigerians should look forward to a leader that is focused, firm and faithful. These obnoxious and unethical defections should stop.
“Serving one’s fatherland should not be a do or die affair. We should not allow our ambition to turn us to political prostitutes.
“One would have expected him to remain loyal to PDP, instead of this political somersaults. What’s the guarantee that his ambition would be achieved in APC?
“APC is fast becoming a dumping ground, and you know what a dumping ground is all about, it stinks. Dogara should have a rethink and stick to PDP no matter how rough the weather may be.”