Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has revealed that he emerged victorious at the House of Assembly election because of the support of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, despite stiff opposition from his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He made the revelation at a thanksgiving service held at the Church of Christ in all Nations (COCIN), Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State, adding that being a Christian from the North, his victory was a result of the work of Nigerians regardless of religious affiliation.
He said: “This victory that 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 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.”