Mu’azu, Yuguda, others’ defection won’t affect PDP in Bauchi


By Baba Gungura, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained that the said defection of a former National Chairman of party, Ahmadu Muazu and former Bauchi State Governor Isah Yuguda and others would not affect the fortune of the party in the next general election.
The Director, Administration of the Council and spokesman of the Bauchi State PDP gubernatorial candidate, Alhaji Maigari Mohammed Khanna made the remarks in Bauchi while answering questions from our reporter.
Maigari was reacting to the defection of about 18 prominent people that included two former Bauchi State governors and their deputies, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mahmud Yayale Ahmed and 13 others announced during the flag-off APC campaign candidates’ campaign by President Muhammadu Buhari in Bauchi few weeks ago.
He said Mu’azu who was a former Bauchi State Governor since after the 2015 general elections which PDP lost, resigned as National Chairman, dumped the party and left the country.
Maigari said even during the flag off campaign of the APC, Mu’azu wasn’t present  and Yuguda left PDP since after the last general election,  announced that he dumped party and later contested the recent Bauchi Senate bye election under another political party.
On Yayale, he pointed out, was not a member of the PDP.
Maigari said the only two people that may be close to the PDP among the 18 defectors are former deputy governors of Bauchi State Abdulmalik Mahmud and a former Deputy PDP National Chairman Babayo Garba Gamawa.
He said “when people of Bauchi State critically observed that many among the 18 people whose name was read as defectors from PDP to APC are prominent politicians, they know the value of to be receive by President, yet they are absent and even announcing their names they decamp alone without their supporters, its questionable. We expect to see people like Yuguda and join APC with thousand or hundreds of their supporters but they decamped alone.”

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