BY TORDUE SALEM
A member of the House of Representatives and governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change in Bauchi State, Yusuf Tuggar has promised the incumbent governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda a humiliating defeat in April 2011 polls saying that the North-eastern state, is tipped to be won by the CPC, because of the party”s pro-people ideology.
According to him, “The CPC has a chance to win Bauchi, because of its overwhelming appeal to the ordinary people as encapsulated in the person of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. The General’s virtues are admired to by many Nigerians. His virtues and the ideology of the party are things that every Nigerian aspires to.” Tuggar said that “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 are easy to identify the differences among political parties.” He added that the difference between the CPC and other political parties in the state is that: “The CPC was organically formed, while other parties are artificial in ideology and formation”.
The lawmaker, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement (Due Process), is the only member of the Green Chamber to win the ticket of a party to contest the April, 2011 Governorship elections.He defeated his opponents, namely Engr. Sadiq Mahmood, Sarki Abdullahi Adamu, Engr. Nuhu Gidado, Muhammed Dewu, Alh. Muhammad Jumba, Dr. Ibrahim Waziri, by 317, 688 votes to clinch the party”s ticket