LP denies granting Maku waiver for guber ticket

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The Labour Party (LP) on Monday said that it had not granted waiver to the immediate past Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, to get its Nasarawa governorship ticket for the 2015 elections.

The LP National Secretary, Mr Kayode Ajulo, made the statement in Lagos while responding to questions from journalists.

“Going by the primary conducted by our party in Nasarawa State, Hajia Aisha Mbaka, a woman who falls into the category of those exempted by the party from paying any nomination or expression of intent fees, emerged, being the sole aspirant.

“To the best of my knowledge, no aspirant from the state has paid the nomination fee to qualify to be considered as our candidate as someone is claiming,” Ajulo said.

He described Maku as a comrade and a former Student Union President of the University of Jos, who understood the party’s internal democracy.

“I was an executive of the Student Union Government of University of Jos; so, I know the indelible contribution of Maku to the school then.

“Labaran Maku is not, therefore, a stranger to the struggle.

“Now that he is coming to LP, if he seeks it, he must be granted waiver by the national chairman of the party and my humble self in my capacity as the national secretary, before he can get the party’s ticket,” he said.

According to him, such waiver has not yet been granted to anyone in Nasarawa State.

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