A former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, is about to affix the fray for the nationwide chairmanship of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The nationwide conference of the ruling celebration the place its nationwide government members will emerge is tentatively fastened for June.
DAILY POST gathered in Bauchi that former governor Yuguda is gearing as much as contest the chairmanship place within the but to be fastened date conference.
Sources near the two-termed Bauchi State former governor, who first gained election in 2007 on the platform of the now-defunct All Nigerian Progressive Social gathering (ANPP), one of many legacy events that fashioned the APC, knowledgeable that Yuguda was at the moment making consultations on his bid.
An aide of the previous Minister of Aviation knowledgeable that Yuguda’s sole intention for becoming a member of the race was to reposition the celebration and make it extra acceptable and related forward of the subsequent spherical of elections within the nation in 2023.
The aide stated “It’s apparent that there’s the necessity to reposition our nice celebration, APC, forward of 2023. The celebration got here on board in 2015 on Buhari Tsunami. President Muhammadu Buhari will likely be finishing his two-term presidency by 2023.
“There’s the necessity to assume and put together APC for the post-Buhari period. That’s the reason former governor Isa Yuguda is looking for to develop into the subsequent APC nationwide chairman to reposition the celebration and make it acceptable to all.”
One other supply near Yuguda knowledgeable that the previous governor was properly positioned to clinch the nationwide chairman place as he enjoys giant followership throughout the nation, describing him as a bridge builder throughout Nigeria.
“Malam Yuguda is having fun with real political followership in his house base. He has buddies throughout the nation regardless of the political, ethnoreligious divide. He is an efficient materials to guide APC post-Muhammadu Buhari presidency.
“He holds the standard title of Obasayero of Oyo Empire and the Otun Atayese of Ogotun Ekiti. These relationship has positioned him atop every other contenders for the management of the celebration,” stated the supply, who’s a long-time Yuguda political affiliate.
In response to the affiliate, who prefers to not be named, since Yuguda joined APC he had been in a position to stabilise the celebration in Bauchi State as he had been in a position to inject a brand new management model into the celebration.
“Since becoming a member of APC, Yuguda has been in a position to inject a brand new management model within the celebration in Bauchi State right here. The celebration has grown tremendously devoid of rancour and acrimony,” the affiliate stated.
He added that the previous governor has been having a cordial relationship with each member of the celebration not solely in his house state but in addition throughout Nigeria, declaring that, “this locations him in good stead to guide APC on the nationwide stage.”
In the meantime, a detailed aide of the previous governor, Muhammadu Kundak, when contacted confirmed Yuguda’s APC nationwide chairmanship aspiration.
Kundak, who served as Particular Adviser on Politics and Meeting Liaison in the course of the Yuguda administration in Bauchi State, additionally confirmed that the previous governor was holding consultations with stakeholders throughout the nation on his aspiration.