The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, has described the Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, as an All Progressives Congress’ mole in the Peoples Democratic Party.
Mohammed, who denied being the mastermind of the attack on President Goodluck Jonathan’s convoy in Bauchi by political thugs on January 22, described Yuguda’s allegation against him as irrational.
The governor had fingered Mohammed as the sponsor of the attack on the President’s convoy during a campaign in Bauchi, but the minister in a statement by his special aide on media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, in Abuja on Monday, stated that Yuguda’s allegation was embarrassing.
He queried the governor’s allegiance to the PDP and wondered when he became the APC spokesman.
Mohammed said, “It is simply irrational for Governor Yuguda to allege that the minister hired thugs to stone and embarrass himself (minister) while addressing the presidential rally in his home state. By this claim, Yuguda has proven correct the allegation that he has been hobnobbing with the APC at night and running with the PDP in daytime.
“By Yuguda’s latest embarrassing conduct, he has successfully exposed his chameleonic character as an APC mole in the PDP. We call on Isa Yuguda to please respect himself by leaving Senator Bala Mohammed alone.”
The minister wondered why the governor exonerated the APC of culpability in the attack on the PDP presidential campaign team in Bauchi, noting that Yuguda had not been campaigning for Jonathan in his state.
“Many Nigerians still remember recent media reports that Yuguda is the real godfather and sponsor of the APC governorship candidate in Bauchi State and that he has not been campaigning for President Jonathan’s re-election in the state. Again, history is there to expose the governor as an unabashed fifth columnist in the PDP,” Mohammed stated.
He said that he had consistently suffered attacks from the negative politics in the state for his support for the President, adding that in 2011, thugs protesting against Jonathan’s victory in the elections, razed down his two-storey building and almost killed his mother and other relatives in Bauchi.
The minister stated that his only sin was that he mobilised lawmakers to invoke the ‘Doctrine of Necessity’ to confer powers on the then Vice President Jonathan to act as President while the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was away in Saudi Arabia for medical attention.