Monday, 22 June 2015

Dogara Expresses Gratitude To The Sultan Of Sokoto

Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has expressed gratitude to the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, for helping him emerge speaker.Recall that Dogara defeated his opponent, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was supported by the All Progressives Congress.
Premium Times reports that the speaker thanked the Sultan, speaking at a Thanksgiving service held at the Church of Christ in all Nations, Tafawa Balewa, in Bauchi state.
“This victory; what we celebrate here today, won’t have been possible without God, the Sultanate and others across the country.

“For us who are Christian minorities in the North, we should acknowledge that this victory we are celebrating here today, was made possible by the intervention of the Sultan and other others. We should know that there is new thinking in the North.”

“We owe it a duty to make sure we unite our own part of the country and other parts of the country. My emergence as speaker is as a result of the support of all major tribes of Nigeria, and all faiths in Nigeria,” he said.
However, the speaker did not provide any detail how the Sultan helped him win the election.
Continuing his emotional speech, Dogara called on politicians and stakeholders to seek divine assistance in running the country, stressing that there could be no solutions to the problems without God’s help.
“Virtually all problems come with elements that are new. The tools we have developed, have become ineffective and without divine wisdom, we cannot deliver as leaders. As citizens of democracy, we must all go to work,” he said.
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Dogara was accompanied to the service by more than 20 members of the House of Representatives and Suleiman Bogoro, the executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
In his speech Bogoro called on the speaker to be open-minded and continue keeping strong faith in God. According to him, Dogara’s victory was God’s reward for his faith and trust in God.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly planning to meet Yakubu Dogara, Bukola Saraki, the Senate presidentand, and the members of the Unity Forum, supporters of Senator Ahmed Lawan. The meeting might come up this week.

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