Tuesday, 26 April 2016


Former Bauchi State Governor Mallam Isah Yuguda has further explained his reason for leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a letter dated 23rd April, 2015 addressed to the State Chairman of the party, Yuguda said he was baffled by the scandal which put the entire Northeast in danger at the time when he was the governor of Bauchi State.

He said that the misappropriation of the $2.1 billion meant for arms procurement to fight insurgency was very shocking, and that the dastardly act by the then PDP government had brought the integrity of members of the party into question.

Yuguda further stated that he was saddened that he was a governor from the zone who received no material or financial support from the then Federal Government but was a witness to the wasting of human lives and properties over non-availability of fighting equipment to halt the insurgency and other security challenges in the region and other parts of the country.

“And after having known that the funds were embezzled which led to the death of thousands of women, children, young men and un-armed members of the Nigerian security forces has made it impossible for me to continue my membership of the party,” he added.

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