The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, Mr Labaran Maku, has dismissed his political opponents as unpopular, saying they can only be seen on billboards and posters.
Maku stated this in New Karu, Nasarawa State when he met and solicited the support of Akwa Ibom State indigenes resident in the state.
“When we stand on the same line with them (opponents) anywhere we go, the difference is clear. Put them all the other candidates and I am sure some of them you don’t even know their names. I am actually contesting this election against billboards. Those people are only on billboards but they are not on ground.
“When we go to the villages, they don’t know them, when we go to town, nobody knows them. They only remain consistent on billboards,” he said.
He further said he owes the people of the South South Region a debt of gratitude particularly for their son, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who gave him the opportunity to serve Nigeria as minister.
“Every nook and cranny of this country they know who Labaran Maku is, not because of anything but because of the grace of God and because of the support I got from the South South through my former boss, who remains my leader forever, President Goodluck Jonathan.
“He lifted me to become the minister of the Republic and gave me the opportunity to serve this country at the national level. I served as the spokesperson of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as the minister of Information and Communication and later minister of Defence. That was made possible because of one son of Nigeria from the South South,” he stated.
Maku, who was a former deputy governor in Nasarawa State and former minister of Information and Defence, told the people of Akwa Ibom State that their votes for him will not go unrewarded if he is elected as governor of Nasarawa State.
He hailed the people for their courage of conviction towards the development of Nasarawa State and pledged to create a peaceful atmosphere that will make Nasarawa State the melting pot of Nigeria because of its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“Please Akwa Ibom people every vote that you will give to me will count and I am begging you for that vote. Give me that vote please so that we can move forward together. I am grateful and some of you by the grace of God will be employed in the government,” he said.
He said if he is elected the governor, he will block all leakages in the finances of Nasarawa State in order to ensure that government funds trickle down to every facet of the economy so that businesses of all the people in the state will thrive.
Maku, who is the national secretary of APGA said under his leadership, state’s funds will not be siphoned and lodged in banks abroad, instead, they will be deployed to improve the lives and social well being of people living in the state.
He said at the moment, Nasarawa State needs a leader with a vision, who can promote unity in diversity in order to attract investment to the state.
Every Woman Is A Queen – Mary Kanu
Mary Kanu is the brain behind the fast growing beauty home Mauchiqueen Beauty Planet. She speaks with MILLICENT AREBUN ONUOHA...
I Break Barriers To Succeed – Fatima
Fatima Yusuf Giwa from Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa State is the last child of her family. She was...
Internet Fraudsters Riding Roughshod On Nigerian Music’s Image
SAMUEL ABULUDE writes on Nigerian music, its charm, essence and need to rid it off internet fraudsters and bad image....
We Have No Proper Entertainment Arena In Nigeria – Eddie Madaki
Eddie Madaki is an actor, event promoter and planner and one of the first contestants of popular Tv. show, Gulder...
Producing Iron Ore, Phosphate Locally
The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development recently played host to a delegation from two banks and another from a...
Lagos School Where Students Learn In Tears
It was a moment of emotional outbursts as students of Ojota Junior Secondary School, Ojota, Lagos State, relive their efforts...
POLITICS23 hours ago
Lawmaker To Obaseki: You’re Political Creation Of Oshiomhole
NEWS23 hours ago
FG Approves Committee On Civil Service Rebranding
NEWS15 hours ago
Adamawa Rerun: Don’t Disobey Court Order, Ardo Tells INEC
BANKING AND FINANCE23 hours ago
FCMB Empowers More SME Customers
LAW15 hours ago
Supreme Court Nullifies APC’s Candidates Elections In Zamfara
AVIATION16 hours ago
Aviation Union Suspends Strike, Reopens NCAA Offices
BUSINESS23 hours ago
Equities Market Retains Positive Outlook With 1.07% Gain
BUSINESS22 hours ago
NNPC To Conduct Computer-Based Test For Applicants June 1