The immediate past Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Yuguda, as member of the PDP, served as minister of aviation under former President Olusegun Obasanjo and also served as governor for two terms on the platform of the party.
Mr. Yuguda, who spoke to journalists in Bauchi over the telephone on Saturday said he decided to leave the PDP because the party had lost focus and presently lacked the will to bring development to Nigeria. Mr. Yuguda did however not disclose the political party to which he is headed, saying he was still consulting his supporters. “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." Mr. Yuguda also prayed for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari in the discharge of his duties as president. As soon as Mr. Yuguda finished speaking to the journalists, some of his supporters trooped to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Bauchi where they publicly tore their PDP membership cards.