The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Nasarawa State on Saturday presented the immediate past Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, as its governorship candidate of the party in the 2015 election.
Maku was presented along with his running mate, Ibrahim Abu, amidst tight security.
Presenting the former minister to state and local government party executives at a meeting held at Manyi Royal Suites in Lafia, the state capital, the Chairman of the party in the state, Ifeanyi Amakor, said the party considered the choice of Maku in the best interest of the party and of the people of the state.
Amakor reasoned that Maku was the candidate that possessed the required leadership capacity and pedigree to win the governorship election on the platform of the APGA in the state.
“I want to use this opportunity to unveil Maku as APGA’s candidate for the governorship (election) in Nasarawa State and to clear every rumour that Maku is not our candidate. Let me tell you, we don’t have two candidates in the state; the only candidate we have is Maku.”
Responding after he was presented to local government party executive committee, Maku pledged that if given the mandate, he would create massive youth empowerment and job opportunities in order to enhance the economy and bring about peaceful co-existence in the state.
He added that he would provide just, fair, qualitative and result–oriented leadership that would bring about change and infrastructural development in the state when voted to power.