The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, has hit back at Senate President,David Mark, and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmadu Ali, for accusing him of betraying the party.
Maku, a former Minister of Information recently joined APGA to contest the Nasarawa State governorship election, after losing to Yusuf Agabi in the PDP primaries in December last year.
The former Information Minister cited injustice and fraudulent processes in the PDP primary as reasons for his defection.
He said the PDP leaders were jittery and panicky as a result of his exit from the party to emerge as APGA’s governorship candidate for Nasarawa State.
Senate President had at the campaign flag-off of Mr. Agabi in Keffi last week, accused Maku of ingratitude and betrayal for leaving PDP.
Similarly, on Tuesday, during the PDP presidential campaign in Lafia, Mr. Ali, Director-General of PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, said Maku “will continue failing for the rest of his life” for leaving
PDP which had helped groom him and make him deputy governor and minister “from nowhere.”
Top members of the PDP including President Goodluck Jonathan the Senate President, David Mark, disowned Maku, categorically saying the President does not support his defection or ambition to be governor.
They declared their loyalty for Mr. Agabi and asked Mr. Maku to return to the PDP if he wants forgiveness.