The embattled governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuiguda is said to have upped his romance with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) through nocturnal meetings at a private residence in Abuja. The secret parleys which usually hold deep in the night from 12 midnight are aimed at perfecting their game plan ahead of the crucial February 14 presidential contest between President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and APC’s General Muhammadu Buhari. One of the meetings took place last Tuesday in Abuja.
Governor Yuguda, although a card carrying PDP member, is said to be surreptitiously working for the success of General Buhari. Apart from that, he is said to be the sponsor and godfather of many opposition candidates in Bauchi State including the governorship candidates of the APC and the Labour Party (LP). The tops the list of PDP said to be under watch by the party’s leadership over alleged double standard and poor commitment to the party.
Our source revealed that the Bauchi Executive Governor who is also the PDP candidate for Bauchi South Senatorial District in the February 14 election, plans to defect to the APC if he and his cohorts succeed in scuttling the re-election bid of President Jonathan to the advantage of Buhari. “His defection is considered afait accompli once the sabotaging of PDP’s chances in presidential election is perfected and the APC victory sealed. The only thing that will stop his planned cross carpeting is if Buhari is loses to Jonathan,” he stated.
He said that Yuguda has always been with the renegade governors who defected from PDP to APC. According to him, it was later resolved by the clique that he should stay behind in the party as a mole leaking crucial and tactical information from within to the APC mainly through his colleagues like Rabiu Kwankwaso, Magatakarda Wammakko and Rotimi Amaechi.
The source said that the governor’s role as a black leg within the PDP was known to the top brass in the ruling party over time who have been monitoring his secret anti-party conducts from a distance.
All efforts to contact the Bauchi governor or his aides for their reaction failed as they declined to answer calls.