Nasarawa Governorship Race: Group Picks Nomination Form For Maku

Labaran-MakuA group of supporters has picked up an Expression of Interest and Nomination Form from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, to contest the Nasarawa State governorship elections.

The group, made up of youths from the state, said that the former Minister is the most credible aspirant that the party has for the Nasarawa governorship elections.

The President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Nasarawa chapter, Usman Abdulakim, disclosed that the group was determined to play a pivotal role in making sure that Maku unseats the incumbent governor, who is from a rival party.

However, current Governor of the state, Tanko Al-makura, had earlier said that he was set to announce his bid for re-election, following calls by various groups for him to re-contest in 2015.

Mr Al-makura made this known in Lafia while receiving a register containing hundreds of signatures collected by the people of Nasarawa North senatorial district in his support.

After the register and the Expression of Interest form for the Nasarawa Governorship race, which was bought for him, were presented to him by his campaign coordinator, the Governor said that he would heed their call in the affirmative.

Over 16 pressure groups have, in the last six weeks, endorsed Mr Al-makura for a second term, citing inclusive infrastructural and human capital development they have seen across the state.

PDP Accuses Electoral Body Of Manipulating Nasarawa Election Results

ElectionThe Peoples Democratic Party in Nasarawa State is crying foul over the inability of the State Independent Electoral Commission to release results of the Local Government election held on Saturday.

The party, while briefing reporters in Lafia on Sunday said, “Results indicate that it won the chairmanship elections in eight Local Governments, but accused the commission of deliberate attempt to falsify those results.

The State Chairman of the party, Yunana Iliya, said that most of the ward collation officers had abandoned their duty posts, making it difficult for the submission of results to the returning officers at the Local Government.

Reacting to the PDP’s allegation, spokesperson for the commission, Mariam Ghalle, said that the results, as at that time, were being collated, denying knowledge of the disappearance of ward collation officers.