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Saraki, Dogara, others may form new party

24 February 2016, 12:09

Abuja - Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and some aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are planning to team up to form a new political party, reports National Mirror.

The political gladiators have already begun talks ahead of the 2019 polls.

Saraki and Dogara are leading senators and House of Representatives members elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) into the new party.

Also read: Protesters demand Saraki's resignation

The APC lawmakers are mainly those who opposed President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu during the National Assembly election of principal officers.

They fear that they may not secure return tickets on the APC platform in 2019 due to their disloyalty.

The battered image of the PDP, occasioned by the gale of corruption allegation and the emergence of Ali Modu Sherriff as national chairman of the party have combined to frustrate some members of the opposition party.

Read more at National Mirror.

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