2015: Maku begins campaign to succeed Al-Makura
A scrutiny of the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku’s postulations while he met with Eggon Political Elders Forum in Endehu, Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of Nassarawa state indicates that he has started his campaign to become the next governor of the State come 2015.
The Minister implicitly made known his intention to contest for the office on Wednesday, declaring that the All Progressives Congress [APC] will be swept away from government during the 2015 governorship election in the state.
Maku noted that as a former student union leader, ex-commissioner and deputy governor of the state, he was in a better position to identify the problems faced by the youth. He stressed that in 2015, there would be new “generational leadership” in the state.
While addressing party supporters at the meeting, Maku said the masses in the state had decided to vote out APC government, asserting that, “this was evident during the last Local Government election in the state where PDP won 11 out of 13 LGAs before the result was changed by the state electoral body,”
“Even though that election was organised by APC government, PDP was declared winner in four local government, in addition to so many Councillors apart from the seven that was snatched from the PDP.”
“This is the first time in this country where in an election organised by the state electoral body, an opposition party will win some LGA,” Maku said.
Earlier, Raymond Akolo, the Chairman of the Eggon Forum, gave the reason for the meeting as being to declare support for President Goodluck Jonathan and Labaran Maku to contest as president and governor respectively in 2015.
He assured the Minister that all the political elders of Eggon extraction will support him to vie for the 2015 governorship seat in the state.
The forum further issued a communiqué signed by representatives from all LGAs, zones and groups, declaring their backing for Maku to contest for the 2015 governorship election in the state.
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