Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi
Eighteen months after he left the country after losing the chance to become a senator and the defeat of his anointed governorship candidate, former Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has fixed November 24 for his homecoming.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Bauchi, a former Commissioner for Information and a close associate of the former governor, Alhaji Salisu Barau, who disclosed this, said all plans had been concluded to organise a grand reception to honour their political mentor.
He explained that the ex-governor would spend about three days in the state in order to meet his family members, relatives, friends, associates, supporters and well-wishers whom he was unable to interact with for a long time while he was abroad.
Barau who stated that Yuguda’s homecoming has no political motive, also said it was not intended to cause chaos or disrupt the relative peace in the state, adding that they had written to all security agencies informing them of his coming and his purpose.
The former commissioner however alleged that there was a plot by the Special Assistant to the incumbent state Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, on Youths to hire thugs to stage a protest against the coming of their mentor and clash with his supporters with a view to perpetrating mayhem in the state.
‘’I want people to know that Yuguda is not coming to disrupt the relative peace in the state, and his coming has no political motive. He is an indigene of the state and is coming to see his relatives, friends and well-wishers.”