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The immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has formally left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Yuguda, who disclosed this in a telephone interview with journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Bauchi on Saturday, said he decided to leave the PDP because the party lacks political will to bring development to Nigeria.
The former governor said he has lost confidence in the leadership style of PDP and the party has lost focus since the last general election, where the party lost to All Progressive Congress (APC).
Yuguda said he was yet to decide on which party to join, saying, “I will consult with my supporters before I decide on the party to move to, but I am still in politics but no longer in PDP.
“Already I have told my supporters that I will not force them to leave PDP. Anybody that wants to remain in PDP is free to do so and whoever wants to move with me is welcome.”
Yuguda prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed in his quest to bring back the lost glory of the country since, “We must always pray for the success of our leaders because the holy Quaran admonishes people to pray for their leaders to succeed and that is why pray for the success of President Buhari’s administration.”
Yuguda was elected on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria People’s party (ANPP) in 2007 but dumped the party in 2009 and defected to the PDP, till the end of his second tenure in 2015.