Just In: Dogara Denies Contesting for Speaker
Speaker, House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara has denied media report that he is contesting for speaker of the House in the ninth Assembly.
The denial was made known in a press statement issued by his special adviser media and public affairs, Turaki Hassan.
Dogara described the news as fake, Sahara Reporters report.
According to Dogara’s aide, his boss had not issued any statement about joining the speakership race.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to stories published in some national dailies to the effect that His Excellency, Speaker of House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has joined the race for the speakership of the 9th Assembly.
“We wish to distance the Speaker from the fake news being pushed and circulated by mischief makers and enemies of progress who want to create confusion in order to benefit and feast on it.
“The Rt. Hon. Speaker has always spoken for himself and would not be engaged in childish hide and seek games. When he contested in 2015 he openly sought for support and openly canvassed for votes and there is nothing stopping him from doing so now if that were the case.