The former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has said he left the Peoples Democratic Party because of the shocking revelations emanating from the ongoing arms probe.
This was contained in a letter written to the National Chairman of the PDP, Modu Sheriff, by Yuguda, which was obtained by our correspondent in Bauchi.
In the letter dated Saturday, April 23, 2015 and titled, “Letter of resignation as a member of the PDP,” Yuguda said the arms scandal had brought a moral burden on the PDP and its members.
He said the opposition party lacked the capacity to bring the needed development to Nigerians, adding that he would take a break from politics for some months or a year.
He said he would consult his friends and associate on the path to follow after his break.
Yuguda’s letter read in part, “I wish to tender my resignation as a member of the PDP effective from today, Saturday, 23rd April, 2016. My decision was informed by the shocking revelations on the embezzlement of $2.1bn meant for the procurement of arms to fight insurgency and reduce the sufferings of the victims of the insurgency.
“This dastardly act by the leadership and members of the government of the PDP has left a moral burden on all the members of the PDP. With $500m, the lives of the over two million deprived Internally Displaced Persons would have been better today, Yuguda said