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Ex-Information Minister Maku Set To Dump PDP, Clinches APGA Governorship Ticket

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam, Lafia – Except last minutes fence-mending, the immediate past Information Minister, Labaran Maku is finally set to part with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and cross carpet to another opposition, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to actualize his political ambition.

Maku, like some of his counterparts who recently resigned from President Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet to pursue the governorship tickets of their States, failed in the December 8 and 9 2014 PDP nationwide gubernatorial primary contest.

The former Minister lost the ticket in his State – Nasarawa, North Eastern Nigeria.

Apparently not satisfied with the hopeless signals from the ruling party, regarding directives to make things work in his favour, AFRICAN EXAMINER learnt that, with his tacit endorsement, Maku’s name has been forwarded by APGA to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of Friday, December 26, deadline for submission of parties’ governorship candidates.

Other Ministers who lost in their bids to clinch PDP governorship tickets include: Emeka Nwogu (Abia); Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu (Ebonyi); Musiliu Obanikoro (Lagos) States. Unlike others, Obanikoro after his two weeks protest against the alleged foul primary, has made u-turn last week Tuesday and declared support for his State PDP governorship candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje.


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