The invitation of the former governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) cannot affect his ambition to be the next national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A chieftain of the party in the state, Hon Musa Yahaya Azara stated this yesterday in Lafia while speaking with newsmen on the alleged invitation of the former governor by the EFCC.
He said Al-Makura who now represents Nasarawa south senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly remains the best governor among all the governors that had governed the state so far, noting that he ran the most transparent and accountable administration in the state.
The APC chieftain expressed joy that the current governor of the State, Engr Abdullahi Sule is building on the solid foundation laid by Al-Makura.
He warned that any attempt by the EFCC to arrest or detain Al-Makura based on a fictitious petition in an attempt to frustrate his national chairmanship ambition would be strongly resisted by the entire people of the state.
He said that prior to his assumption of office as governor of the state in 2011, Nasarawa State was a glorified village.
“If you see any good road, streets, school, hospital in Nasarawa State today, it was built by Al-Makura, he opened up the state for us and we will continue to be ever grateful to him for the developmental strides he brought to the state,” he said.
He added that Al-Makura left a clean record as governor of the state, noting that those trying to frustrate his bid to be the next APC national chairman using EFCC are enemies that do not mean well for the party, and will not succeed.