Mallam Isa Yuguda, a former governor of Bauchi state, has dumped the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yuguda decamped with about 5000 of his supporters into the ruling party.
This development was made public by Alhaji Salisu Barau Wakos, his former commissioner for Information and chairman at a press conference.
“I want to declare that from today henceforth, Yuguda is a bonafide card-carrying member of the APC, including all his supporters in Nigeria. The defection is aimed at giving APC maximum support ahead of 2019.” Wakos said.
“By this declaration, Yuguda has urged all his supporters to canvass votes for President Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abubakar’s re-election bid come 2019,” Wakos added.