Labaran Maku Threatens To Dump PDP Over Guber Primary

A former Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has threatened to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what he described as unsatisfactory conduct of the last governorship primary election held on December 8.
Maku equally gave the party leadership a six-day ultimatum to decide on who should fly the party’s flag come 2015 because he does not agree with the outcome of the just concluded party’s  primary election conducted in the state.
He alleged that primary election did not that reflect the wishes of the people because the delegates were coerced to vote for Yusuf Agabi, who was declared winner of  the election.
Maku registered his grievances,  while playing host to his teeming supporters who paid him Christmas homage in his home town, Awakama in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Maku, who felt aggrieved with the outcome of the PDP primary, attributed his failure to those he described as  elephants in the party who coerced delegates to vote for the wrong candidate.
“About 2015, we will not live and we cannot live, the votes of delegates are different from the vote of the masses . If they coerced delegates to vote the wrong person, they cannot persuade the masses to vote wrong person,” Maku said.
Meanwhile, investigation indicated that Maku is finding it tough on the way forward to contest the governorship election under another political parity as both the candidates of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Matthew Ombugaku and that of the Labour Party, Innocent Lagi have refused to step down for him.
Lagi had earlier debunked rumours that he had stepped down, insisting that he indicated his interest and he bought nomination forms of Labour Party and cannot give it up, under any circumstance.
In a related development, Maku vowed that he will not give up on his quest to become the next governor of Nasarawa State despite losing his bid to run as the candidate of the PDP.
Addressing members of the different ethnic groups that paid him a Christmas visit in Wakama, in Akun Development Area of the state, Maku said his political ambition to become the governor come 2015 was still on course.
He said no amount of intimidation from any group would stop him from becoming the governor of the state in 2015.
“It is the people of the state that called me to contest for the governorship seat in order to rescue them and bring peace to the state, and I have answered their call.” But what went on in the primaries of the PDP was uncalled for and everybody is aware of that. “I want to tell you that there is no going back on my gubernatorial ambition come 2015,” Maku assured.
“Those who are thinking that my political ambition has ended should start having a rethink; my 2015 governorship ambition is still on course.”
Maku did not say how he intends to actualise his dream, having failed to win the PDP governorship ticket.

Also speaking with his supporters, Maku said he was not considering giving up, just as he canvassed wider support, adding that he was sure of victory.
He however called on his supporter to vote for him during the 2015 general election, stressing “When the victory comes, we will all celebrate together.”
Maku urged the people, especially the youth to be law-abiding, respect constituted authority and engage in meaningful ventures in order to be self-reliant.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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