All Progressives Congress’ (APC) members of Femi Gbajabiamila’s camp in the House of Representatives (APC loyalist group) have denied accepting Yakubu Dogara proposal for the sharing of principal positions of the house.
While Gbajabiamila’s group is in support of the party’s decision of the zoning the position of house leader to the southwest, Dogara’s group is against that.
Speaking earlier on Saturday at a press conference in Abuja, Abdulmumin Jibrin, Abdulmumin Jibrin, spokesman of Dogara’s group announced that the crisis in the house was over.
His words: “Permit me to point out, however, that the intense consultations carried out by Speaker Dogara is what eventually led to the birth of the Dogara Formula that saw the emergence of what is now known as the Equity Team,” he had said.
“In line with the Formula, the Equity Team has Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa(APC Kano, North West) as House Leader, Hon Buba Jibrin (APC Kogi, North Central) as Deputy Leader, Hon Pally Iriase (APC Edo, South South) as Chief Whip and Hon. Chika Okafor(APC Imo, South East) as Deputy Chief Whip.
“Interestingly, both the speaker and a great majority of the APC caucus in the house including gladiators in the Gbajabiamila’s group like Hon Mongunu, Hon Doguwa and Hon Pally support and stand by the Equity Team.
But few hours after that announcement, Gbajabiamila’s group denied agreeing to the ‘Dogara Formula’.
Hon. Nasiru Zangon-Daura said in terse statement on behalf of the group: ”The APC loyalists group hereby deny and unequivocally reject any purported endorsement of a so-called formula on the APC leadership in the house of representatives.
“Any member of our group who claims to be part of this arrangement acts on his own and not on behalf of the group.”