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APGA Slams Al-Makura For Playing Regional Politics

Posted: Jul 15, 2015 at 12:18 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Michael David    –   Lafia


The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State has accused Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of playing religious and regional politics to curry favour from President Muhammadu Buhari whom he failed to deliver at the last presidential election in the state.

Al-Makura had recently accused Maku of pitching former President Goodluck Jonathan against investing and developing the north.

Tanko Umaru Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State.

Tanko Umaru Al-Makura, Governor of Nasarawa State.

In a press statement signed and made available to journalist by the State Secretary of APGA, Emmanuel Yaro, the party described the allegation as an attempt by Al-Makura to divert attention from the mismanagement, rampant corruption and the insecurity that has plagued the state since his emergence as governor.

Yaro said: “Contrary to Governor Al-Makura’s vituperations, Goodluck Jonathan remains the most north-friendly president in the recent history of Nigeria.

“This has been demonstrated through the unprecedented projects executed in the North and the top-ranking appointments Jonathan gave to the people of the Northern Region while Maku served as Minister.

“Jonathan is the only leader of Nigeria who virtually handed over the security structure of the country to northerners.

“He appointed his Minister of Defence from Zamfara, National Security Adviser from Sokoto, Chiefs of Defence Staff from Kwara and Adamawa, Chief of Naval Staff from Kogi, Inspectors General of Police from Zamfara and Jigawa, Comptroller General of Customs from Katsina, Comptroller General of Immigration from Plateau, and the Comptroller General of Prisons from Nasarawa State.”

He added: “For the likes of Al-Makura, the north does not include Maku because he is a Christian.

“This is the source of the crisis and divisions that continue to destroy the north while governors like Al-Makura mismanage billions of Naira as security votes and preside over the destruction of the North.”