The Latest News at the moment is that following the PDP Primaries, Labaran Maku has Withdrawn From Governorship Race
Labaran Maku, a former Minister of Information, has withdrawn from the Nasarawa State governorship campaign.
The former deputy governor, according to GoldenNewsNg, announced his resignation from the race shortly after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary polls in the state began today.
Maku made the declaration during a crucial meeting with party stakeholders in Nasarawa, Toto Local Government Area, where he was with other party chieftains at the location of the PDP primary poll.
Maku stated that he decided to withdraw his candidacy for the primary election after consulting with friends, political associates, and some family members.
When asked if there were any additional grounds behind Maku’s departure, he refused to elaborate. He simply stated that he knew the cause and that his official announcement of withdrawal would be forthcoming soon.
When asked for his thoughts on the ongoing primary election process, the former minister answered, “No Comment.”
Meanwhile, according to GoldenNewsNg, all three candidates, Mr Labaran Maku, Mr David Ombugadu, and General Nuhu Amgbazu (Rtd), have agreed to work together to defeat incumbent governor, Abdullah I Sule.
Maku had left the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in April 2022 and rejoined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Because of his people in Nasarawa, the lawmaker told newsmen in Lagos that he had decided to rejoin the PDP.
During the presidency of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Maku served as a minister. After failing to clinch the governorship ticket in the PDP, he switched to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2015.
From 2003 until 2007, Maku served as the deputy governor of Nassarawa State, where he was in charge of overseeing State Agencies and Institutions.