Nigeria Decides: Speaker Dogara makes history to become the first re elected presiding officer of the HOR since 1999.
Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has been declared the winner of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Dogara, who contested on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, scored 73,609 votes to beat his closest rival of the All Progressives Congress’s Dalhatu Kantana, who secured 50,078 results.
The speaker of the House of Representatives expressed appreciated over his victory, dedicating it to God and his constituents.
“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 @HouseNGR for an unprecedented 4th term,” Dogara said.
“By their uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face of unwarranted provocation, threat & intimidation & attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces, they have made history today in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the @HouseNGR since 1st Assembly as no presiding officer (both Speaker & 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 @HouseNGR for fourth consecutive term.”