Old Foes, New Friends: Al-Makura, Maku In Secret Deal

almakura and makuNasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and former Information Minister may have resolved their acrimony and planned to cooperate ahead of next year's election. Even though Al-Makura's aspiration to retain his seat has pitted him against Maku, a frontline contender for the post on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, both may have found a common ground of interest. The common ground is the alleged plan by Maku to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, a claim denied by his one of his aides. The aide, Leadership reports, said:  “I know my boss as a loyal member of PDP and he cannot afford to leave the party he has sacrificed his energy and resources to build”. Maku was said to have become uncomfortable with the moves by the national leadership of his party to shut him out of the governorship race. A possible indication of this, the paper added, is an alleged romance among the national PDP, a former governor of the state, Aliyu Akwe Doma and another governorship aspirant from the state, Senator Solomon Ewuga. Doma was alleged to be disposed to Ewuga's political aspiration, so as the national PDP. Doma, Ewuga and Maku are from the Eggon tribe.



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