CPC guber candidate promises to defeat Yuguda
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) gubernatorial candidate in Bauchi, Yusuf Tuggar has promised to defeat Mallam Isa Yuguda in the April 2011 polls. Tuggar is the chairman of the Committee on Public Procurement and the only member of the House of Representatives who got a ticket for the governorship race in the just concluded primaries of the political parties.
He defeated Sadiq Mahmood, Sarki Abdullahi Adamu, Nuhu Gidado, Muhammed Dewu, Alhaji Muhammad Jumba, Dr. Ibrahim Waziri, by 317, 688 votes to clinch the party's ticket.
Tuggar, who defected from the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) to the CPC in his post victory comments, remarked that CPC had come to satisfy the masses who had been yearning for a party of their own.
'The CPC has a chance to win Bauchi because of its overwhelming appeal to the ordinary people as encapsulated in the person of General Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari's virtues are acceptable to many Nigerians. His virtues and the ideology of the party are things that every Nigerian aspires to.
'And again, Bauchi State is the nerve centre of politics in northern Nigeria . The struggle for independence started with Sa'ad Zungur, a poet, writer and renaissance man, well ahead of his time.
'The masses in Bauchi are well politically aware. That is why they can easily identify the differences between political parties. An average commoner in Bauchi is very politically conscious.' As a result, Mr. Tuggar said the North-eastern state was tipped to be won by the CPC, because of the party's pro-people ideology. He said the people of the state would repeat what they did to former governor Adamu Muazu, who was seemingly unbeatable in 2007 but he was defeated by the ANPP.
'The prevailing circumstance now is that the people of Bauchi State are dissatisfied with the government of Mallam Isa Yuguda and they want a change. They want the CPC, a government of ideology to control the state. They want a man of integrity, principles and the right experience to take over the government of Bauchi State.'