By Umar Muhammad Puma
Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has described the former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, as a political burden who jumps from one political party to another without making any impact.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, the Governor asserted that the former minister has become a disaster especially to his northern senatorial zone as he has chosen to mislead his people into decamping from one political party to another without wining even a councillorship seat.
He averred that the former minister who has held political offices and spent the highest number of years in governance has brought nothing good to the state, alleging that Maku was responsible for the backwardness of the state before he took government in 2011.
The Governor was reacting to recent media report credited to the former Minister where he was quoted to have accused him of massive corruption in his administration as well as condemned the decision of government to sale some of her assets because of their deteriorating condition.
“Maku has so far remained a politician that has spent the highest number of years in governance with nothing to show for it. The northern senatorial zone of the state where Maku comes from is backward because he has not influenced any project either officially or personally to his zone”, he said.
Al-Makura averred that it was unfortunate for Maku to have turned a burial ceremony into a press conference to mislead the general public on his administration’s policies and programmes especially as it concerns the decision by the state government to sale some of her assets because of their deteriorating condition.
He maintained that the former minister’s antecedent as a serial liar led to his (Maku’s) disgraceful sack as the National Secretary of the All Progressive Grant Alliance (APGA), calling on the people of the state to be wary of Maku’s propaganda to score cheap political point.