Maku finally secures APGA Guber ticket, accuses PDP of injustice

Labaran Maku

After weeks of speculations, former minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has finally secured the gubernatorial ticket of All Progressives

​G​rand ​A​lliance, APGA, and accused his former party – Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of injustice.
Mr. Maku defected to APGA from the PDP after suffering defeat

​at​ the hands of Yusuf Agabi who scored 214 votes to emerge winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial primary.

He also attempted to secure the gubernatorial ticket of the Labour Party, LP, in Nasarawa State but failed.

Mr. Maku who was presented as the APGA gubernatorial candidate

​at ​a hotel, Manyi royal suit​,​ behind Open university Jos road Lafia, said PDP rejected his candidature because of sentiments.

He said he left the PDP because of the irregularities and injustice that transpired during PDP primary.

“I opted out in order to seek for justice​,​​​​​”​ he said.​

He said that he decided to embrace APGA which he believes would form government in the state in 2015.

He promised to transform the state to a model city where every tribe and religion would

​have ​equal rights and opportunities, if elected as governor.

Mr. Maku alleged that the PDP and the All Progressives Congress, APC – led government in Nasarawa state worked to ensure he did not get APGA’s ticket by threatening the leadership of the party in the state.

“The struggle to ensure that I did not become candidate of APGA is emanating from Government House in Lafia. There is no place they have not gone, they have threatened APGA leadership in the state”.

Mr. Maku who named Ibrahim Abu, an Alago man from Obi local government, as his running mate, said the PDP and APC fear his ability and tested leadership qualities which has endeared him to the electorates.

“They know more than anybody that when it comes to vision, to leadership, to capacity to express that vision and mobilize to get people moving, they know I have the capacity and that is why they are all jittery,” he boasted.

Mr. Maku added that he is on a rescue mission and that governorship

​seat ​should move to the Northern senatorial zone since the southern and western zone having occupied the position for a period of eight years each.

“We cannot afford another round of eight years in Lafia zone which means sixteen years wait, where is the justice in that?”

The state chairman of APGA, John Amakor, who officially unveiled the former Minister of Information as its gubernatorial candidate in the state said the party gave the ticket to Mr. Maku after due consideration of his vast wealth of experience and political clout.

Mr. Amakor, speaking on the raging controversy surrounding the candidature of Mr. Maku, said the national secretariat of APGA, certified the latter as the undisputed bearer of the party ahead of the February 28 guber election.


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  • Guguru

    Maku acts as if he is possessed.

    • thomas ayan

      Maku of all people accussing PDP of injustice now,was he blindfolded when he was the information minister? but see what greed could fetch him—-

      • Guguru

        Well said.

  • Mamman Bako

    This not true, someone should speak with the real candidate of APGA Mr. Matthew Ombugaku. Mr. Ombugaku has not given his candidature to Labaran Maku. The public should not be defrauded by this report.

  • Omo Akin

    If this man is a great mobilizer of people, how come he failed to win the PDP primary? He will waste all that he got in this administration and then become desperate and ready to do the dirty job of anyone.
    Maku was a student activist. These student activists have shown that their activism is solely for their pocket. By the way, where is Opeyemi Bamidele now? Did Fayose give him the senatorial ticket or something? The common thread is that they (former student activists) are not willing to stay in a party and influence change in whatever party they belong. As soon as they make some money from politics, they then believe that they are “great mobilizers”. Well, all of them will learn the lesson in the hard way.

  • igbiki

    The loud mouthed tattler would now spend all the money he had stolen under Jonathan and still loose the election. Guarenteed 100% Loss.

    Commuppance a come.

  • Mr. Abdin

    Now who is working as a NOMADS? Oh Maku don finish ooooo

  • cbb

    No no no Maku is yet to lose his money until he walks on the street wit boxers soon… And I nvr knew he was dis desperate looking 4 power until nw dat he is dancing the same tune he sang to oppositional party

    • Johnson Omale

      Why do you worry for him? His mouth runs like water tap and I don’t like the thief.

  • Yusuf

    Injustice kini? yawa don gass! Na today!!! eee don teee

    • Guguru


  • Ade

    Maku is indeed a joke,spokesman of GEJ now defected to APGA,how time changes,this guy was the mouthpiece of the govt few weekd ago,indeed these guys are in politics to line their pockets,Maku will surely loose galantly

  • Edward Osadebay

    Shameless man

  • HIGH Q

    Is it true dt politicians no get shame for eye at all. Maku of all people. D man dt talks as if he suffers diarhoea, let’s see who his Presidential flag bearer wl be.

    • emmy

      He is still in PDP. This arm of APGA belongs to PDP.

  • ICC Hague

    Maku the propaganda parrot of GEJ is now the victim of use and dump party (PDP), The PDP theory of use and dump state that every person will be in a state of being use until he reach a point of zero importance, denoted by PDP = 0.



  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Maku is a desperate politician who is bent doing anything to be in power. He has problem event understanding issues today he praises Jonathan tomorrow he dispises PDP forgetting PDP and Jonathan are one and the samething. Maku should bury his in shame after he was defeated by a former Director in Federal Ministry in the PDP primaries.

  • Mosaku 147

    Maku the clown!

  • Dankasa

    Ebola Man of the year. What many Nigerians don’t know about this Maku is that he is the one who invited Patrick Sauya into Nigeria and only God knows the motive behind it. Maku, you are used and dumped by your same party, People Dumping People – PDP!

  • Psalm 35

    How desperate. Very embarrassing.

  • King Carlos

    Maku is clearly under the influence of sycophants, they are singing his favorite tunes in his ears. Lying to him that he’s the only man nassarrawa people want as governor. Is that not the same way he lied to Nigerians, and failed to tell Jonathan the truth that he will lose the election? They know that, that’s why they are all running to get a job for themselves.

  • suleiman muhammad

    this man has mouth diarrhoea

  • suleiman muhammad

    i think this man need psychiatric evaluation