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Maku: No going back on my gov ambition

Maku: No going back on my gov ambition
December 27
13:01 2014

Labaran Maku, former minister of information, says he will eventually become the governor of Nasarawa state in 2015, despite losing the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Maku stated this on Saturday while addressing members of different ethnic groups who paid him a Christmas visit in his country home in Wakama, Akun Development Area of the state.

He said that 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 governorship seat in order to rescue them and bring peace to the state, and I have answered their calls. But what went on in the primaries of our party, the PDP, was uncalled for and everybody is aware of that,” he said.

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“I want to tell you that there is no going back on my gubernatorial ambition come 2015. Those who are thinking that my political ambition is stunted should start having a rethink; my 2015 governorship ambition is still on course.

“I want to call on you to continue to support me and vote for me during the 2015 general election. When the victory comes, we will all celebrate together and I want to advise you not to give up on my 2015 gubernatorial ambition but to preach my gospel for governorship.”

He called on Christians to use the season of Christmas to pray for peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic, religious and political groups in the state and the country.

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He noted that no nation could progress in an atmosphere of rancour and crisis, as security challenges facing the state and the country have negatively affected human lives and the socioeconomic development of the country.

Maku urged the people, especially the youths, to be law-abiding and to respect constituted authority while engaging in meaningful ventures that would help them to be self-reliant.

Earlier, Francis Namo, who spoke on behalf of the different groups, said that they were in Maku’s house to felicitate and celebrate with him on the occasion of Christmas.

He assured the former minister of their continued support in his bid to become the next governor of the state.

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The different ethnic groups that visited him include Eggon, Alago, Mada, Hausa-Fulani.

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