A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Abia state, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the recent impeachment saga initiated against the Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-makura by the state House of Assembly was meant to woo the governor into the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He averred that if the governor had defected to PDP, no mention of impeachment would ever have been heard in the House of Assembly, describing the governor as a man of principles.
The APC chieftain made the assertion yesterday in Keffi, headquarters of Keffi local government area of the state, while speaking at a rally organized by supporters of the APC in the western senatorial zone of the state in support of Al-makura’s second term bid.
“Governor Al-makura has shown that he loves his people. He considers their interest first in whatever he does. He deserves to be re-elected” Onu stated.
He alleged that certain persons were still working towards initiating fresh impeachment proceedings against the governor which he said would again fail.
Onu who described Governor Al-makura as a true servant of the people pointed out that his (Al-makura) administration has recorded huge successes in the areas of schools, hospitals, roads among others, adding that a second mandate for the governor in 2015 would be a reward for hard work.
Earlier, state chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Philip Shekwo who commended the organizers of the rally said the support being accorded the APC in the state was due to the exemplary leadership qualities exhibited by the governor but however pointed out that the governorship race was open to all interested individuals.