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    Barr. Kefas Magaji: The man who may replace Yakubu Dogara

    If you are conversant with the politics of Bauchi State, Nigeria, then you already know Barr. Kefas Magaji, perhaps the very few among PDP politicians who has been in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999. Barr. Kefas Magaji has never left the party. NEWISSUES reliably gathered that the ticket of the PDP to represent the party at the federal House of Representatives will definitely go to Barr. Magaji, if that happens, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the federal House of Representatives may not make it this time to.represent Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal constituency of Bauchi State. He has been there since 2007. Dogara is currently a member of All Progressive Congress.

    Barr. Kefas Magaji

    Hon. Yakubu Dogara won the ticket to represent his people under the People’ Democratic Party (PDP) platform. When he defected he did it on his own without informing his own people. Many of his supporters were not happy with him and chose to stay with the Peoples Democratuc Party. The people who supported him felt slighted and betrayed. Most people would say Dogara left to prepare himself for Vice President in case Asiwaju Bola Tinubu becomes the presidential candidate of the All Progressive candidate being a Muslim he would pick a Christian from the North.

    It did not end there, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara got involved in a power tussle between himself and Professor Bogoro, former Ted Fund boss who happens to be from the same place with Dogara losing a chunk of his supporters again.

    People from Dass and Tafawa Balewa are now saying that position needs to shift to someone else from another section of the constituency.

    The one man that stands solid to give Hon. Yakubu Dogara a challenge is Barr. Kefas Magaji. Pundits are already saying Hon. Dogara may not survive the power tussle he used his own hands to create with Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Professor Bogora and embarrassing and being nonchalant with his people by not consulting anyone before he left the PDP and defected into the APC.

    Barr. Kefas Magaji was member of House of Assembly in 1992 and 1993 before Abacha coup, Chairman, Nigeria Law Reform Commission 2008-2019 and Caretaker Chairman of Tafawa Balewa June 2019 to may 2020. He is a grassroots politician who is believe to be a unifier. Sources say the Muslims of the whole constituency feel very comfortable with him as well as the Christians, from what they have seen him do as the Caretaker Chairman.


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