Gov election: I’m still contesting —Maku

DESPITE his defeat at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Nasarawa State, former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has vowed to actualise his ambition to become the governor of the state in the 2015 general election.

Maku stated this on Saturday while addressing members of different ethnic groups, including Hausa-Fulani, Eggon, Alago, Mada,  among others, who paid him a Christmas visit in his country home at Wakama in Akun Development Area of the state.

While dismissing the primary election in which he lost as an untoward exercise, Maku vowed to contest the governorship election, though he did not disclose how or on which platform.

“It is the people of the state that called me to contest for governorship office to rescue them and bring peace to the state, and I have answered their calls.

“What went on in our party’s primaries was uncalled for and everybody is aware of that.

“I want to tell you that there is no going back on my gubernatorial ambition come 2015.

“Those who are thinking that my political ambition is stunted should start having a rethink; my 2015 governorship ambition is still on course. “I want to call on you to continue to support me and vote for me during the 2015 general election. When the victory comes, we will all celebrate together and I want to advise you not to give up on my 2015 gubernatorial ambition but to preach my gospel for governorship,” Maku said.

It will be recalled that the former minister and seven others were defeated on December 8 in the Nasarawa PDP governorship primary by Alhaji Yusuf Agabi.