Maku’s guber ambition ‘a fraud’ – PDP

The Nasarawa state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday has accused former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, of fraudulently obtaining the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, ticket to contest the 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state.

Addressing a press conference at the state secretariat of the party, along Jos road Lafia, the state capital, Solomon Ewuga, Director General, Agabi Campaign Organization alleged that Mr. Maku had resorted to politics of ethnicity and religion.

 Mr. Maku defected to APGA after suffering defeat from Yusuf Agabi who scored 214 votes to secure the PDP gubernatorial ticket after defeating Mr. Maku and four others in the primary election.

Mr. Ewuga urged Mr. Maku, to cease from campaigning on ethnic and religious grounds and return to PDP.

“This dimension to politics is not only divisive and sad, but it sows the seed of discord in Nasarawa state,” Mr. Ewuga said. “Sadly, he fraudulently paid to collect the ticket from his Eggon Christian brothers and goes around damaging people’s reputation and character as if they are not Christians or Eggons.”

Mr.Ewuga called on Mr. Maku to be thankful to God and grateful to the PDP for the special favour bestowed on him with almost 14 years in public service where he served as commissioner, deputy governor and a minister for six unbroken years but instead made PDP his first enemy.

He said Mr. Maku had embarked on either appealing to the Christendom for religious sympathy or his Eggon ethnic group in his blind quest for power.

The Agabi campaign DG said the reason behind Mr. Maku’s behaviour in this was because “(Mr. Maku) knows he would not win, therefore working in liaison with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the PDP is be defeated”.

“The stories of president Johnathan and the First Lady’s support that are spurned by you (Mr. Maku) to score cheap political points will not carry you far neither do the numerous endorsements purportedly claimed by your band of travellers will add up to winning the election,” Mr. Ewuga said.


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  • The Nigerian quagmire

    Look at fraud calling someone else fraud. Pdp itself is a complete fraud on the Nigerian state for 16 yrs. Loud mouth Maku is just part of that tribal and religious fraud that has been going on for too long. Now he’s only using the tools that he learned from the pdp. So why crying me a river now. Bunch of fraudulent imbeciles.

    • Garba Shehu

      Before you make such statement, please know something about the individual who is making that statement for on behalf PDP. Senator Ewuga is a great human being I have ever met. Unfortunately people like that are not given the chance. Maku was with a local newspaper in Lagos until in 1999 when Ewuga brought him home and he was made a commissioner. The same Maku that is spreading false statements around.


    Great that this is happening to Maku in his lifetime. He helped to perpetuate the fraud called PDP for many years. Now, he is being hoisted by his own sword. Who says there is no God?

  • West

    But the same Maku helped Jonathan and PDP to divide Nigeria along religion and ethnic lines, which has never happened in the history of Nigeria.

    • amazing2012

      Confirmed !

  • Jossy04

    The same PDP even at the national level is using religion and ethnicity to campaign and they’ve succeed in dividing Nigeria along religion and ethnic line. PDP in Lagos is using the same thing to campaign to woo the vote of the easterners and unfortunately they’re falling for it. God save Nigeria!

  • Faruk Al-amin

    Who be this Maku again sef?

  • Rommel

    The man is only following the foot steps of the PDP

  • True Nigerian

    Well, ethnic and religious division is the only campaign message that Jonathan has preached for 5 years. Maybe the thinking of a hypocritical PDP is that the intellectual poverty of ethno-religious politics is wrong and dangerous only in Maku’s case, but right and safe in Jonathan’s case. That hypocrisy is why PDP will be disgraced on Saturday, after which most of its toxic members will pretend that they were never in the PDP, as they will all abandon the ship in order to curry favour from APC government. I hope they (the PDP people) will be men (or women) enough to operate as an opposition party so that Nigeria can have an even better and more stable competitive democracy by 2019 or 2023. We are ready for Saturday.

    Jonathan is hereby fired!
    Before Saturday, we will make sure that Jonathan will see his so-called “secret” rigging plans reduced to nothingness before the elections arrive. In the next few days, there will be intense pressure from, not only Nigeria, but from across the world. Any foolhardiness will reduce lucky Jonathan and patience to the status of unlucky Gbagbo and Simone. The people’s will cannot be subdued forever. The time to start recovering the pieces of Nigeria is now, not tomorrow.

    • amazing2012

      Well said!

  • dd

    Maku victory is already giving them sleepless night.

  • Dominic Price

    Haa, funny… Let LABARAN Maku be, He will endup like DORA Akunyile.

    That’s what you’ll get in this life – If you cheated on your own people. Sin Of The Masses!