- Labaran Maku, the APGA governorship aspirant Nasarawa state, alleges that the 2015 state’s governorship election was rigged to favour Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura
- Maku expresses the confidence of winning the Nasarawa state governorship election in 2019
- APC releases list of all cleared governorship aspirants across 26 states
A governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa state, Labaran Maku, has claimed that Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura's government has no achievement to show despite receiving about N390 billion the last seven years.
Maku made the claim in Abuja after submitting his nomination indicating his intention to contest the Nasarawa state governorship election on the platform of APGA, The Nation reports.
The former minister had in 2015 contested the governorship election on the platform of the APGA but lost to Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, incumbent governor of the state.
Maku however alleged that the election was rigged to favour the government of Al-Makura.
Governor Al-Makura and his predecessor, Senator Adamu, are presently at logger head as the governor has set up a committee to probe his Adamu for allegedly defrauding the state.
But the APGA governorship aspirant insisted that both politicians were fighting as a result of his stolen mandate in 2015 governorship election.
Both (Adamu and Al-Makura) of them know that they didn’t win the election. They know that they are sitting on a seat that they did not win. They know it and they have been confessing it in recent times of this crisis. They know Maku won the election but they upturned it and now there is crisis,” he said.
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“You know robbers fight at the point of dividing the spoils, so now the crisis has erupted, that crisis tells the people of Nasarawa state clearly that the mandate was stolen – I knew there will be a fight over it – all they can do now is call the owner and hand it over so the state can witness peace and development, they don’t need to fight over it.”
Maku expressed the confidence that he would win the Nasarawa state governorship election in 2019 based on his massive support from the people.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, September 27, said it had screened members of the party with ambitions to become governors in various states across Nigeria.
The party in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Yekini Nabena, said the governorship aspirants from states of the federation that were cleared to contest the primaries were screened by APC's Governorship Screening Committee.
The list also contained names of aspirants that were not cleared and those that withdrew from the race.
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