PDP leaders, not APC’s, organised attack on Jonathan in Bauchi, Governor Yuguda says

Isa Yuguda

By Mohammed Lere and Mijinyawa Ahmed

The Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has stated that the persons who attacked President Goodluck Jonathan’s entourage were sponsored by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and not by the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Yuguda, who is the leader of the PDP in Bauchi, stated this in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign in Bauchi on Thursday turned violent when the persons converged at the Ibrahim Babangida Square, venue of the event, and hurled shoes, plastic water bottles and other objects at the canopy where the president and members of his campaign team were delivering their speeches.

Although security operatives intervened to stop the thugs from disrupting the event, several vehicles coming out of the venue, belonging to the PDP presidential campaign team, were stoned while tyres were burnt.

The violent youth also clashed with security personnel deployed around Ran road and the Bauchi central market where a police patrol van was set ablaze by irate youth.

The PDP and the APC have accused each other of orchestrating the incident with both condemning it.

However, Mr. Yuguda, who hosted the president at the occasion, blamed PDP leaders from Bauchi, who are opposed to his administration, for the attack.

“The attack was organized by some of our top party chieftains who are from the state and reside in Abuja. They staged this disgraceful action of the youth,” the governor said in Hausa.

Although the governor did not mention the names of the officials, he is believed to have been referring to the party’s national chairman, Adamu Muazu, and the Abuja Minister, Bala Mohammed.

Messrs. Muazu and Mohammed have had running battles with the governor in the past, although all parties claimed it had been resolved.

Mr. Yuguda said the attack was sponsored to embarrass him.

“This attack is an insult to the Emir of Bauchi and myself, the Governor of Bauchi State, just to ridicule us before President Goodluck. Jonathan who visited the state and paid homage to the emir,” he said.

“The President, as the guest of the Emir and people of Bauchi State, deserved to have been treated with respect and dignity, in line with Islamic religious tenets, which the majority of people hold, but the broom-carrying and misdirected youth, in a despicable manner, behaved irresponsibly as the presidential convoy passed by.”

To buttress his claim that PDP leaders and not APC’s sponsored the attack, Mr. Yuguda compared President Jonathan’s visit to Bauchi with his visit to Kano, an APC controlled state.

“Mr President paid similar visit to Kano State which is a stronghold of the opposition and an APC state, but yet the President moved round the city freely, visited Emir of Kano, and nothing of such happened. Why Bauchi State?” he said.

“They want to show the president that I am nobody in the state that I am governing.”


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  • Maria

    Lobatan, APC justified.

  • adekenny

    May almighty GOD deliver nigeria from the hypocrites,blackmailers,pretenders, deceivers pdp!! They want to retain the presidency by all means! Nigerians are tired,fed up with this un performed pdp team in the federal level! A change of this team we stand on! Oh GOD let the will of people prevail before pdp turn nigeria to somali,kenya

  • Strong System

    The only surprise is that the truth came out from a pdp governor, but we all know that apc can’t be provoked to give these looters an excuse of not conducting elections that they fully know they will be defeated

    • donnelly

      u are right

  • Wähala

    APC says PDP organized it to instigate anarchy and cancel or postpone the elections…
    Yuguda says, “They want to show the president that I am nobody in the state that I am governing”, talk of Abuja Boys…
    The more likely scenario is PDP engineered the assault on their presidential candidate so that ignorant ND militants would retaliate when Buhari comes calling down South, such tit-for-tat would then spiral out to the North resulting in mega-mayhem that would then force a postponement of the general elections. Yuguda is just a pawn and “collateral damage” in the evil machinations of his criminal cabal. Whatever the provocation, Nigerians will vote like they did in Osun State Guber elections, for the candidate with proven track record… and, their choice! #BikoSaiBuhari… and, #DumpDumboSamboBiko2015!

    • emmanuel

      outherners are not like your people. You did it to Awolowo long ago, but no one will do it to Buhari inspite of the provocation. All we will do is ignore Buhari with our votes.

      Amaechi is busy heating up River state with a handful of skirmishes to discredit to PDP, but he will not suceed.

      You Fulanis are not fit to rule Nigeria for now.

      However, you should note that there is limit to everything

      • mike

        Mr Emmanuel, you mean that Wike is busy heating up Rivers State with back up from mama Peace and her militant cousins.
        You have used the military to go and take over the stadium your president could not build for the state. How shameful.
        When it comes to impunity, presidential powers are handy but when it comes to doing what is right, the presidency is handicapped.
        We will never rest till APC takes over the country and the state.SAI BUHARI! SAI DAKUKU!!!

  • Dankasa

    Tell this to Asari, Yuguda!

  • BUSHMAN

    WHERE IS HAT IDIOT,FEMI FANI KAYODE?I HOPE HE HAS HEARD IS HIMSELF? HE HAS BEEN SO RABID IN HIS ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE APC THAT HE IS PREPARED TO TO TELL LIES JUST TO JUSTIFY HIS POSITION.THE GOVERNOR HIMSELF HAS SAID IT ALL,TAKING THE BLAME AWAY FROM MEMBERS OF THE APC.I ALSO HOPE THAT THE WAR-MONGER ASARI HAS TAKEN NOTE.

  • Gaskiya

    Ladies and gentlemen, we should ignore PDP and their thugs. Let us ignore provocations and mobilize more people to get their PVC ready for chasing Jonathan out of Aso Rock. I have said it time and again that Jonathan is a criminal, does not respect Nigerians and is desperately ready to cause more havoc on innocent Nigerians just to remain in power. So voting him out has become a compulsory action on every well meaning Nigerian.

    • emmanuel

      Your shame lies ahead in the next twenty one days.

      • donnelly

        thank u my brother….that name goodluck will always follow him around….

  • Gaskiya

    Everybody knows that Bala Mohammed and Adamu Muazu are criminals of the highest order. I blame Bauchi people for allowing the thugs to represent them. Flush them out.

  • Stomach Infrastructure

    PDP causing mayhem all over Nigeria and blaming it on the opposition party, APC. How further low and desperate can Dumbo/ PDP go? GMB all the way!

    • Ha

      PDP arranged the Independence day bombing to blame some people; they developed and ensure that Boko Haram becomes out of control to blame some people; failed totally in governance to blame some people; now stoned themselves to blame some people. PDP is evil.

  • Customer Satisfaction

    This story is FAKE

    • abelxandercel

      its fake because the governor said it wasn’t APC that attacked them at the campaign ground….

    • Ha

      Jonathan knows it is a genuine story. Your belief or not is immaterial.

      • Customer Satisfaction

        You might be right

  • Mr. Arsenal

    If u don’t know, Premium Times were the last to report this.

  • Magenta

    Maazu Is playing the spoiler game while yuguda is playing double Still yuguda is telling the truth

    • tyson

      MUAZU IS THE MOST DANGEROUS PARTY LEADER IN PDP—A HARDCORE TRAITOR IF THERE IS ONE–HE IS WORKING FOR BUHARI

      • Magenta

        No he is working for himself to convert the presidential ticket for him better still best chance of 2019 if PDP looses will be the last man standing with sure support of obj.

      • Ha

        Soon PDP boko haram sponsors will be revealed.

      • Stone

        The enemy is within. Even GEJ knows that his time is up.

      • Ha

        Tyson everybody is now working for Buhari including Jonathan because APC is riding on the back of Jonathan’s failures, irresponsibility, dumbness, impunity, corruption, blood-sucking, cruelty…..

  • King Carlos

    APC is coasting to victory, so they will never do something to destroy damage their impending success at the polls.

    • tyson

      is thaT WHAT THE SOOTH SAYERS TOLD U B4 U CLONED THE OLUWOLE CERTIFICATE FOR BUHARI–SADLY SOME U EXHIBITED THE SAME CON FIDENCE FOR THE BABOON AND DOG FIGHTER–IN 2011–HE IS FOR A BIG SHOCK

      • King Carlos

        You never hear? Buhari is suing Fani Kayode for libel. You think eminent people like Abdulahi and Coomasie will come out in support of a fake certificate? Use your brains.

        • Ayodele

          What is eminent in the two names u just mentioned?

          • Richard

            They served the nation in high capacity dutifully. They are not liars like your master. They don’t organize violence on themselves to give opposition bad names.

          • Ha

            What is eminent is that the two are more credible than Jonathan.

          • Bio

            As you are less humanly than Ebola.

          • Ha

            I’m not inhuman as Jonathan who deliberately allowed the brutal killings and kidnappings by the PDP-made boko haram.

          • Bio

            The worst inhumanity is lying against your fellow being due to hatred of no offence,but for instigational cause of conspiracy of dislike.

          • Dan maikoko

            Put some eminence to your contention take Buhari to court over a forged certificate.

        • Ha

          Sorry Carlos but he will never use his brain.

        • Bio

          Abdulahi and Coomasie the undisputed Saints of Nigeria. “Desperation to Victory accepts the Odds”. GEJ,the way out.

      • Ha

        PDP is the baboon, Jonathan is the dog. So it is now Jonathan VS PDP. We pray that they soak in their own blood.

  • tyson

    THE GOVERNOR SHOULD BE ADVISED TO GO AND WATCH THE VIDEO B4 MAKING HIS SILLY COMMENTS—THE TIME FOR THE FULANIS TO FORM THEIR OWN PARTY IS MAKING–THEY ARE TROUBLE WHEREVER THEY GO-

    • Ha

      The truth was said. If you don’t like it go and hug ebola patient.

      • Musa Abdul

        We pray for your healing

      • Musa Abdul

        The healing prayer was not meant for you. It was for tyson

    • Musa Abdul

      You need to grow up

    • Ha

      Nowadays truth is the first trouble. I understand your feeling, like to shoot Yuguda dead, abi? Hahaha….

  • tyson

    Buhari’s Certificate Saga: Police Deny Murder Of College’s Principal.

    The Katsina Police Command on Sunday dispelled rumour over the alleged murder of Malam Ballo Isyaku, Principal of Government College, Katsina, who released Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate.

    The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Aminu Sadiq, made the denial to newsmen in Katsina against the news from Buhari’s campaign that the PRINCIPAL WAS MURDERED..
    He said that the command had contacted top officials of the ministry of education and they confirmed that the principal was hale and
    hearty.

    Sadiq said that the command had also contacted the Commissioner for Education, and the Zonal Director of education, who assured the police that the rumour was false.

    “We are surprised to read the story online that the principal had been killed by unknown gunmen.
    “The command wish to state that the principal in question is currently organising a naming ceremony for a new born baby that came into his family.”

  • goldmma8

    Premium time was the first to report about it,so ur story’s are fake for your information

  • goldmma8

    As his name is Goodluck so is his name followig.

    • Ha

      Sorry, he has run out of luck. You will see.

  • goldmma8

    In all their is limit for everything.

  • Richard

    In a serious society under a serious government, this type of claims should be seriously investigated. If party leaders could descend so low as to organize such an attack on the President of the nation who is their party leader and turn around to blame it on opposition, is nothing but a serious indiscipline .

    • Ha

      They have learnt it from Jonathan himself. He sponsored the Independence day bombing and blamed it on some people.

  • Bio

    Isa yaguda has said his own part,let the accused respond. The act any where it was hatched,it was a game taking too far. Which ever way it came from, GEJ, ain’t no stopping you. 2015-2019, has been stamped and sealed.

    • Dan Arewa

      Stamped and sealed by Kiri-kiri warders, even though we believe serving four years prison term is to small a punishment for GEJ.

      • Ha

        No. Stamped and sealed by the ICC.

      • Bio

        As you fools speak and think ( Arewa), having it at the back of your mind that nothing short of victory is his( GEJ).

  • excel

    GMB have been vindicated again. Pdp evil will befall them, another evil propaganda dead on arrival. Enough of propaganda pdp should face campaign issue base and stop fooling their self and believing they are trying to manipulate Nigerians. CHANGE is a MUST, GMB is the man. Sai BUHARI