Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Nasarawa State governorship aspirant, Labaran Maku, under the umbrella of APGA, has cautioned against hurling insults at his political opponents rather than focusing on issues that would help the party.
He spoke to his supporters at his Wakama Village in Akun when they paid him a New Year visit on Wednesday, urging voters to defend their votes in 2019 so that no one would be robbed of his or her victory.
Labaran Maku, who is former minister of information, says he does not need political structures to win the election.
He asserted that, critics have insisted that his chances are slim, since APGA is not a major political group in the state, while comforting themselves with the slogan that, ‘Maku’s rival groups – APC and PDP – had more advantage with the incumbent governor.
Maku stood his ground, saying, “Such structures were not serious factors that would determine election results. When Gov. Tanko Al-Makura won the governorship election on the platform the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), in 2011, the party was new and had no structures.”
The former minister urged voters to look at issues and what candidates can offer in 2019, but not to talk about structures, according to him, “is diversionary.”
He urged voters to defend their votes in 2019 so that no one would be robbed of his or her victory.
He also claimed that he won the governorship election in 2015 but was robbed of victory, and promised to reclaim that mandate in 2019.
The APGA groups that visited Maku came from Keana, Awe, Doma, Lafia, Kokona, Karu and Akwanga.