Yakubu Dogara is plotting to return as the Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives. How he intends to achieve this almost impossible dream is yet a mystery.
Unknown to many, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the present Hon. Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives has a tall dream.
His plan is to retain his job in the 9th National Assembly that will be inaugurated in June this year in spite of the low performance of his party, PDP, in the last National Assembly election across the country.
How Dogara, the Frontline Bauchi State-born politician, will achieve his aim remains a mystery as the ruling party members have outnumbered his party members in the house.
Recall that in 2015, Dogara forcefully became the Federal Speaker against the preferred candidate, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila of APC, a political party he (Dogara) once belonged to before he decamped to PDP.
He attained his ‘speakership’ position at the time, after gaining support from PDP lawmakers and a few APC members who also gave him their support to defeat Gbajabiamila and become the speaker of the 8th assembly.
However, with the new development in the house and considering the clear margin the ruling party has over PDP, the speaker may find it difficult to climb the political Everest mountain in the next dispensation of the 9th assembly.
But Dogara, we gathered, is unruffled about the favourable chances of APC. He believes he would do it again as he did in 2015. Dogara is also counting on the support of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and a former federal speaker, Governor Aminu Tambuwal, whose influence in the house is certain.