Humbled in PDP, Labaran Maku plots to snatch Labour Party ticket

Having lost the ticket of his party, the immediate past Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, is scheming to manoeuvre his way to become the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Nasarawa, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Mr. Maku’s bid to become Nasarawa governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was dashed when he lost the party’s primaries to Yusuf Agabi, who polled 214 votes to the ex-minister’s 160. Mr. Maku has since rejected the result of the primary alleging irregularities.

However, rather than remain within his party to either support the winner or challenge the primary in court, Mr. Maku is working with some leaders of the Labour Party to become the party’s candidate. A major hindrance to the ex-minister’s plans, however, is the firm stance of Innocent Lagi to retain his candidacy of the Labour Party.

Mr. Lagi was elected unopposed at the Labour Party primary held in Akwanga on December 10.

PREMIUMN TIMES learnt that since Mr. Maku realised the PDP would not revert the result of the primaries, he has been holding series of meeting with Labour Party leaders including Mr. Lagi to replace the latter.

The Labour Party candidate confirmed that he had held two meetings with Mr. Maku.

“I had two meetings with Maku wanting to know what was happening,” Mr. Lagi told PREMIUM TIMES. “I made it clear to him and showed him certified true copies of my certificate as the candidate of the party because the party didn’t tell him that primaries were already conducted”.

The candidate said he was not going to let go of his mandate, and was going to take his party and Mr. Maku to court for trying to steal his mandate.

“It is true I am taking Labaran Maku and the Labour Party to court,” he said.”Because after the primaries, the Labour Party is trying to sell a mandate of the people of the party from Nasarawa State.”

Mr. Lagi said the Labour Party leaders have refused to give him “the INEC (governorship) forms on the grounds that they want to substitute me.”

He said he was currently “taking proactive moves before the matter is sabotaged beyond repairs.”

“The party had already concluded primaries and I was returned unopposed as the candidate for the Labour Party in a valid primaries conducted on the 10th and monitored by INEC and the report submitted to INEC,” he said.

When contacted, the INEC official in charge of monitoring party primaries in Nasarawa, Fidelis Usar, confirmed that the commission monitored the primaries and Mr. Lagi was the candidate of the party.

The Labour Party Chairman in Nasarawa, Aisha Adamu, declined to comment when contacted saying she would only speak to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday in her office, by which time party officials believe Mr. Maku would have been used to substitute Mr. Lagi.

Efforts to get Mr. Maku to comment were unsuccessful as he did not pick or return calls to his phone. The ex-minister’s campaign secretary, Kasimu Bakyano, promised to call back but was yet to several hours after as at the time of publishing.

However, by seeking to join the Labour Party and becoming its candidate, Mr. Maku also appears to be jettisoning the plea of his former boss, Goodluck Jonathan, who appealed to primary losers like Mr. Maku not to dump the party.

“I know other parties are wooing some of you to contest elections on their platforms, but if you believe in democracy then you will contribute to strengthen it,” Mr. Jonathan said at a PDP fund raising dinner in Abuja on Saturday night. “If out of anger or frustration, you leave the party because you didn’t get what you wanted, then you are not contributing to the growth of democracy.”


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  • Mamapikin

    This silly fellow that kept running his mouth like an empty basket…a boaster can do nothing, but a little… Now, he’s not even gracious enough to accept defeat in a Democratic setting….and he wished to teach his elders democracy

  • ADEYANJU

    This is a payback time for enemies of progress in nigeria……………well…..I think the consciousness of people is now awakening….

  • Bayo

    Maku you see your life? You were used and dumped.

  • sammyctu ode

    maku, maku, maku, you now see that all those praises you were showering on jonathan and pdp have come to nuts. You were not only used and dumped but you were disgraced by pdp. You forgot you were a small boy dealing with seasoned evil lions, they asked you to run your mouth and you were running it like a wild tiger shouting as if you were the founding father of pdp. You should bury your head in shame forever.

    • Wähala

      Disgraced by a little known new-comer oo! No be just PDP, they set the mumu up to ease him out of Govt. and he fell for it. All talk and no popcorn for fake Aboki, Labaran Maku. Two down… All to go!
      Kudos! my broda, Maku no get shame, he should defected to the APC where his chances are better… The Oloshi !!!

  • endingNaija

    I am just interested in what the PDP e-rats and Gooddluck Jonathan e-rats which Reno Omokri coordinates have to say to this. These rats are oleku/otile/Tawanda/Proudly Niger Delta/akpos1/oluwole/deacon/Nwa Aba Biafra/Gideon Orkar etc. Please tell us what King Goodluck Jonathan Nebu is thinking on this! O ya RUUUSH in and get PAID!

    • Alcindo Satori

      “I know other parties are wooing some of you to contest elections on their platforms, but if you believe in democracy then you will contribute to strengthen it,” Mr. Jonathan said at a PDP fund raising dinner in Abuja on Saturday night. “If out of anger or frustration, you leave the party because you didn’t get what you wanted, then you are not contributing to the growth of democracy.” — Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
      Above are words of the President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. For you to pose this question (without reading GEJ’s advise to other party members) is a clear reason why certain people (like you) in Nigeria are not employed; and shall continue to wallow in abject ignorance.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        ….and you don’t think Jonathan himself was stifling the space for democratic growth by muscling out all possible contenders to what he considers his PDP throne?

        Jonothing was after his self interest and others like Maku and ‘Koro also interpreted that to mean their own interests as well.

        What do they say about the goose, the gander and what is good for them?

        • Alcindo Satori

          Even Obama was presented as a lone candidate during the last US presidential election. See how flawed you are? And I’m not even talking about your incredibly ignorant comment

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            You came back to this brainless gibberish that has been flogged to death on this forum.

            Mr. Satori, abeg go read or go to bed.

            I am not going to entertain stooopidity tonight.

          • Alcindo Satori

            I wasn’t paying attention — you mean Obama’s sole candidature’s been flogged to death already? — I would have never guessed. But then again, I’m dealing with a “lagos attorney.” Yawn.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Truly, common sense is not common indeed.

            Thanks for being a living proof, Mr. Satori.

            Don’t forget to brush your teeth before you go to bed.

          • Alcindo Satori

            …as long as I have folks devoid of any natural reasoning, and don’t get it like yourself, — I’ll continue to write!!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Please continue writing your prosaic musings for others who are non compos mentis and at your league.

            This forum is for a more discerning audience.

          • Alcindo Satori

            …okay “rented lawyer.” That’s more like it.

      • endingNaija

        Hm one of the e-rats. Do you belong to the e-rat group coordinated by Bastard Doyin Okugbe or the group of ArchBishop of Goodluck Jonathan Online Campaign-“Pastor” Reno Omokri? Which of the two do you belong? Just want to know out of curiousity! Abi na di one wey dey more OILED yu dey work 4? Dis OILED monay, noting e no go do!

        • Alcindo Satori

          Yawn!!! …and you’re seeking change in Nigeria too?! At least try sounding convincing.

          • endingNaija

            hm hm hm so no be you alone waka come! Otile/oleku/deacon/mpitikwelu/mani_kay/tawanda/akpos1 dem waka come with you! Na “Pastor” Reno Omokir lead una come. I see welcome alcindo satori. Una don plenty well 4 Oga Jonathan Nebu online campaign.

          • Alcindo Satori

            …for a minute I thought I was reading from a Dr. McStuffins story line. This is all you can come up with?!

          • endingNaija

            hm hm I go laaaaf taya sinc no be only yu waka come!!! Una plenty well-ole/oleku/otile/tawanda/akpos1/deacon dem dem. How much be one post sef? Tell me make I know. How much Reno Wendel Omokri dey pay? Anyways, oil money dey yafunyafun, una just dey spend am di way una like!!! Tank God since no be nly yu waka come online!

    • Ikechi Ngwube

      Like Okupe, Abati, and their ilk, Naku wasting-praising the useless Jonathan regime for what he can get out of it. Sure, he has made his kill and ambition has set in and he is showing everybody that nothing is real about his praises of a corrupt and clueless regime. The same obtains of the thug Obanikoro who was shown a piece of his own onions by his fellow mongrels in PDP. In the nick of time, all the vandals that wrecked Nigeria will receive their just reward as Jknathan prepares for life outside power.

  • Lanre

    And this was a former Student Leader. Crying all about Justice, Progress, Solidarity bla bla bla. Hypocrite.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Abi o!

  • Maria

    This mad man told us Jonathan and PDP are the best for Nigeria, why does he want to dump the same GEJ and PDP?

    • IDRIS

      that is politics in Nigerian context “No permanent friend or enemy but permanent interest”

    • Peter

      ….because by this morning you will hear that the story is fake. Maku is a more important PDP man to cheapen his reputation to be seeking to pick the governorship ticket from a lowly political party like Labour Party. It is mad people like you that will fall headlong for such a fake story. Oloshi woman of no good wretch.

      • Xman

        U go dey house hear, just wait and see, u will knw that GEJ and PDP has finished, the same religion and tribal card that he is playing will be played against him.

      • jant

        Why re u pple abusing urself, u can win someone only by being constructive wt ur argument.

  • Alcindo Satori

    “I know other parties are wooing some of you to contest elections on their platforms, but if you believe in democracy then you will contribute to strengthen it,” Mr. Jonathan said at a PDP fund raising dinner in Abuja on Saturday night. “If out of anger or frustration, you leave the party because you didn’t get what you wanted, then you are not contributing to the growth of democracy.” — Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
    This is Democracy Amplified!! Even against despicable moves by certain elements in your own party, you’re gracious enough to be dignifying in your comments. I respect you my President!!

    • Maria

      Otherwise he should have sent killer squad to eliminate them!

      • Alcindo Satori

        for someone that uses the “Maria” moniker, I expect statements of a reasonably higher standard. Now that is not too much to ask for. Or is it? But then again, more than 70% of Nigerian SSCE candidates flunked the exams — guess that explains your deficiencies!

        • Maria

          I think it explains your failure, because when I wrote mine in 1993, I came out in flying colors. To many of you brainwashed supporters of an inept government, your days are numbered.

          • Alcindo Satori

            you still don’t get it — but then again, I don’t expect you to understand anything.

          • Maria

            Because you are a dumbo just like your masters. I just told you I don’t belong to the generation of failure like you… yet your brainless head doesn’t get it…

          • Alcindo Satori

            Haha… and you’re the best APC can summon? I know you’re as dumb as a door knob, but dumb asses are good at fraud too! So I think your case defies buffoonery — and as long as semantics remains your problem, the Yorubas are in trouble.

          • Gideon Orkar

            Because you are a dumbo just like your masters. I just told you I don’t belong to the generation of failure failures like you… yet your brainless head doesn’t get it…

      • Gideon Orkar

        Otherwise he should have sent a killer squad(s) to eliminate them! Just wait until defeat sweep sweeps GEJ away…he will become an orphan with no friends…people like you will seize cease to praise him and jump ship…people of notno pedigree.

        Did you say you finished school with flying colours?

  • Thepeople

    Fellow Nigerians, this just the beginning. You would see this horrible, corrupt, souless, littleminded PDP leaders for what they really are. They are theives, looters, who are not only shamesless but have no atom of integrity.They do not care about what happens to their own people or Nigeria in general. They are selfish, unintelligent, and lack conviction. This is a man as recent as 12/9/14 told Nigerians that they have no reason to support GEJ. Now he has found a reason. On the 19/1/14 he told Nigerians that GEJ was better than IBB,OBJ and others. This was the same Mr Maku on the 11/12/13 told the northerners to forget the Presidency. Now he wants to abandon the sinking ship of GEJ and PDP. Some of our leaders lack lucid grasp of reality.

  • Jon Rhoma

    What is the difference between the manifesto of the PDP and that of the LP.?Maybe he has found them amenable to work with hence. Remember he may defect to PDP later after securing his position just like Mr. Tambuwal did which is acceptable to Nigerian politicians who have no conscience. Please leave him to do as he wishes.

  • Olutola

    once a thief, always a thief. Mandate snatching runs deep in their veins.

  • King Carlos

    Only if Maku had been on the side of the people. I bet he now knows the difference between Khaki and leather.

  • Wähala

    Aah dey laffu oo for Kalakuta Republic o! Mama Bisi organize end-of-year ifaji and dis news na bessi news, biko. Maku is in the soakaway of PDP politics along with fossil Bamanga Tukur… word is, Koro eyes don open korokoro and he too is looking to remain relevant, after using goons to rig Fayose in for Ekiti. Na “rain check” dey pour down with the Glory of God on our my enemies, Maku is down for the count… Hahaha chai! Told all those lies for naught. I call them “Crumbies” who gather their loot and think the world has no end for evil machinations. PT, una for let’m bolt fest before panicking him into swallowing the bitter gworo and staying behind, Dumbo has cash, he can afford Maku for all the mouth he made for this Govt… Haba!

    • Peter

      You are a mad man, this wahala man. Your PT has manufactured another fake story. It is stories like this that has kept you relevant. Maku is the last person that will fall so cheaply to attempting to pick the lowly LP governorship ticket in Nasarawa state. Maku is a staunch member of the PDP and is not that frustrated to be desparately seeking to pick governorship ticket from any political party just because he wants to be seen to be relevant sha. He is a respected member of the PDP and he is still a proud member of that ruling party and performed creditably well as a federal minister of information. It is people like you that will want to die for losing out in a governorship primaries. Oloshi, olori buruku, onye ala,

      • wheingo

        Yes he performed credibly well in telling lies, and he got the backing of liars like you in telling lies to cover him, what a disappointment.

  • malam amadi

    maku a serial loooooooser. go join whatever party. the fact remains you never tell the truth you are always bent of protecting the failed government of Mr. Ebele while wrong was going on day and night.

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    • AJ

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      • mr frankhn akamue

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    • wheingo

      What are you doing here?

  • favourtalk

    That is what happens when you are in PDP, they are too over ambitious and never take take no for an answer, they always believes life is made for then alone and are too selfish, greedy and goal destroyer, they don’t believe in the promise of God that you can either be an Aaron or moses and when you ate modes, you are called to leave but Aaron was called to support moses. You can’t always win in life and that i why APC is different and are making wave than the clueless PDP. Vote them out totally. Vote for change

  • Emancipation

    Yes maku is just coming out from the treasury, he has his own share of the cake and LP want some of it.

  • TAIYE TAJUDDEEN

    NO, NO, NO, LABARAN MAKU PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR PARTY PDP. LIKE THE PRESIDENT SAID, REMAIN THERE TO ASSIST DEMOCRACY GROW. DON’T GO TO LABOUR PARTY TO ADULTRATE IT. REMEMBER, WHEN THE PRESIDENT, YOU MAKU, AND OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR PARTY PDP WENT TO KANO, AFTER FINISHING YOUR CAMPAIN, THE KANO GOVERNOR RABIU MUSA KWANKWASO AND SOME MEMBERS OF APC HAD TO CARRY THEIR BROOMS TO THAT VENUE TO SWEEP THE DIRTS THAT THE PDP BROUGHT TO KANO. IMMIDIATELY AFTER THE EXERCISE IT STARTED RAINING.
    LABOUR PARTY MUST NEVER ALLOW LABARAN MAKU TO ADULTRATE THEIR PARTY. FOR THE NUMBER OF YEARS HE HAS. BEEN PDP INFORMATION MINISTER, HE WAS ALWAYS DEFENDING PDP AS THE MOST DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN AFRICA. WHY IS HE RUNNING AWAY FROM THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    • Bestman

      He is a noise maker and a looser, please let him go to anywhere of his choice. Hundreds of that noise maker can not stop the ruling People Destructive Party (PDP) for loosing the 2015 national election considering the popularity of the major opposition party (APC) and the general callings of Nigerians of all ages for change in the country today.
      God bless Nigeria

  • Bestman

    Labaran Maku the PDP Chief noise maker and the serial looser, I am sure you now realized that it’s too late to joint the progressive party (APC) you spent all your years in government abusing and the only alternative available to you right now is still join the loosing Labor party. Sorry!
    Just pray that Nigeria will be good some days so you can answer questions about the million you embezzled in that your so called nation campaigns around the country in the name of over-sites visits
    God bless Nigeria

  • bikky

    Is it a must for him to contest? Why is he trying to snatch somebody’s nomination form,in fact who told him he will emerge if ticket is giving to him. Young man go back to your oga at the top and put all what you have gotten under him for his campaign after all you chop together and you must suffer together by the time he lost out next year by God grace.

  • mr frankhn akmue

    Dear sir, I am Mr Frankh Akemu, confidential Assistance to out going president Goodluck{Ebele] Jonathan or nigerian who discreet imlimalated me in soliciting your mitersts I’m transferring sum $25.5 millions,Twenty five point five millions into your custudy this being monies he secrethy realised from over eshimitated and exless moneis allraed from exless oil [petrolem sales] clming his 6year in office, the transfer of this moneis become pretient as in coming president buhari a former militry alictutor vowed to leave no stone untouched in probing and coutiscahing such moneis found in nigerian allouets please sir, tarry in send mail immialetely your inlerraclint to expcite actions as president adsune office on the 29th and you should please tread. This with untrmost discreet and conficlean lialityas you shall haad somply reward for your mitersts should tear be the but come. In this mail akpovijohn@gmail.com