Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dogara Yakubu, has revealed that the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, contributed immensely to his emergence as the Speaker of the Lower House on June 9, 2015.
Dogara disclosed this yesterday at a thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Church of Christ in All Nations, COCIN, Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State.
The Speaker attributed his victory to the mercies of God and acknowledged that the Sultanate, his constituents, the entire state and other Nigerians played a vital role in his victory in the keenly contested election.
“The victory we celebrate here today “yesterday” 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 was made possible by the intervention of the Sultan and others. We should know that there is a new thinking in the North.
“We owe it a duty to make sure we unite this part of the country with 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.
Dogara called on politicians and all stakeholders in the Nigerian project to seek divine assistance and guidance in running the affairs of the country.
He reiterated that without God’s help, there would be no solutions to the myriad of problems facing the country.
According to him, “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, however, regretted that honest and God-fearing leaders were lacking in Nigeria.
In his sermon, the officiating priest and deputy secretary of COCIN urged Nigerians to always trust in God and assured him of more His blessings.
More than 20 members of the Lower House across party lines accompanied Dogara to the event.


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