The APGA gubernatorial candidate in Nasarawa State, Mr. Labaran Maku has been described as Nasarawa’s brightest hope for focused and purposeful governance in the coming elections.
Receiving Mr. Maku at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, the Governor of Anambra State who is also the National Chairman of the Board of Trustees of APGA described Maku as a great patriot who had served Nigeria meritoriously in his past capacity as the Minister of Information and someone whose innate leadership abilities should be of great benefit to the people of Nasarawa State.
According to governor Obiano, Maku’s excellent pedigree marks him out as a worthy addition to the cast of thoroughbred Nigerians that APGA had assembled to transform Nigeria in the coming political dispensation and one which Nasarawa people must latch onto in order to leapfrog their state to a new height of development.
Said he; “I was delighted when I heard that Labaran was joining our great party. He had done a great job in his previous capacity serving the presidency and the nation. We welcome you with open arms into APGA. Let me assure the Nasarawa State chapter of APGA that we shall give you the support you need to win in the coming elections so that from that platform you will help us to propagate our philosophy of be thy brother’s and sister’s keeper. We shall soon have four new governors and Nasarawa will be one of them, Ebonyi, Imo, Abia, Zamfara will all be part of it. APGA will soon metamorphose into a great Nigerian party.”
Mr. Maku assured that when he assumes office as the next governor of Nasarawa State, he would restore the organic unity between the people of the South East and the North Central which had been vital to the stability of the country in the past.
Mr Maku further observed that Igbos living in Nasarawa State had become a part and parcel of the state. Said he; “The Igbos in Nasarawa State are now indigenous to our state. Many of them have invested their life savings in developing our state. So we want to assure you that this relationship will increase the participation of the Igbo community in the development of Nasarwa state.”
He also assured the governor of his loyalty to his leadership of the party, emphasizing that, ‘As your brothers from the North Central of Nigeria, we shall stand side by side with you to build this party. We shall do everything we can to support you so that this party will not be seen as an Igbo party but a national party. Given what you are doing now, I am sure that after February 28, you will not be the only APGA governor. I believe Nasarawa will join you. I believe Zamfara will join you, Even Ogun will join you. Of course it is clear to us that Imo and Abia are there already. So, we shall become the party with the largest number of governors outside the big two. I assure you that come February 28, APGA will be the ruling party in Nasarawa State.”
See photos below of Maku being received by Gov. Obiano, APGA chairman Victor Umeh and state assembly speaker, Princess Chinwe Nwaebili.