A former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, has formally joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), dumping the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN).
Salisu Ahmed Barau, a former commissioner for information in the state, said Yuguda joined the APC to continue to contribute to the development of the state.
Barau claimed Yuguda has moved to APC with 500,000 of registered members of the Yuguda Alheri political movement
He explained that Yuguda did not leave the GPN due to any indifference but out of his volition and after due consultation with all his supporters across the country, adding that some of his supporters and former aides have remained in other political parties.
“Immediately he left office in 2015, Isa Yuguda announced his decision to leave the PDP. He set up different committees for consultations after which the decision was arrived at for him to join the GPN and even went ahead to contest under the party. When it was yet another time for him to leave, he consulted us and we decided to join the APC.”
Yuguda,a former banker, who was governor of Bauchi, first on the platform of ANPP and later on PDP platform, joined the Green Party last year and has been its major financier.
He ran on the platform of the Green Party for the Bauchi south senate seat, but came third in the election held in August.