Farah Dagogo is a Nigerian politician who serves as the House of Representatives Member of the Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency in Rivers State, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party. He previously served as a lawmaker in the Rivers State House of Assembly. Dagogo is an ex-general and former leader of a dreaded militant group, The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND). He surrendered his weapons and accepted a government amnesty in 2009.
He was born on 29th November 1982 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Dagogo is an Indigene of Tombia town in Degema, Rivers State. He is married to Otonye Farah Dagogo.
Dagogo holds a BSc in Sociology
Port Harcourt, Rivers State
29th November 1982
People’s Democratic Party
Rivers State House of Assembly Member, Degema Constituency
House of Representatives, Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency (since 2019)
Dagogo began his political journey as a lawmaker in the Rivers State House of Assembly, representing the Degema Constituency. During this time, he served as the Chairman of the House Committee on Education.
In 2019, he was elected into the National Assembly as a House of Representatives member for the Degema/Bonny Federal Constituency, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party.
Dagogo was running for Governor of Rivers State until the incumbent governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike accused Dagogo of sponsoring thugs to attack the party secretariat on 27 April 2022 and ordered the police to arrest him the day before PDP gubernatorial screening. Dagogo attempted to attend the mandatory party screening exercise on 28 April but was detained by police and held in jail indefinitely. Dagogo’s aides along with civil society groups decried the arrest as politically motivated and called for Dagogo’s release but the PDP simply disqualified him from the primary due to ‘non-attendance at screening.