Former governor Yuguda opens up on why he lost Bauchi South bye-election

Former governor Yuguda opens up on why he lost Bauchi South bye-election

- Former Bauchi governor, Isa Yuguda, has revealed why he lost the race for Bauchi South senatorial by-election

- Yuguda claimed election irregularities were perpetrated by the authorities

-The former governor who contested the election on the platform of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) came third in the contest

The immediate past governor of Bauchi state, Alhaji Isa Yuguda, has described the loss of the recent Bauchi South Senatorial by-election, his former home base as election irregularities perpetrated by the authorities, Vanguard reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that Yuguda contested the election on the platform of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) and came third in the contest after the winner, Lawal Gumua, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Ladan Saliu.

Yuguda speaking through his campaign manager, Alhaji Abdulmumini Mohammed Kundak, disclosed that the election was marred with a lot of electoral malpractice.

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The former governor further alleged that the state government connived with the electoral body and security agents in perpetrating the election malpractices.

He said: “There were reported cases of vote-buying, ballot snatching and cancellation of votes in some of the local governments where it was suspected that Yuguda might have the upper hand.

“These were the factors that counted against Yuguda. Again, just for a senatorial bye-election, the president, three governors, including the governor of the state held a mega rally campaign for their candidate.

"Again, two days before the election, four other governors were in Bauchi to campaign for this same candidate.”

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NAIJ.com previously reported that the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Gumau won the Bauchi South senatorial election held on Saturday, August 11.

The results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows the APC won in six of the seven local governments in the senatorial district where election was conducted.

The opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only won in Bogoro local government area, the council of the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

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Source: Naija.ng

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