APC national chairmanship: Nasarawa governor, others drum support for Al-Makura
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa and other stakeholders in the state have endorsed Sen. Umaru Al-Makura (Nasarawa South) for the national chairmanship seat of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sule who spoke at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday in Lafia, said that the entire APC family in the state have thrown its weight behind Al-Makura, being the only aspirant to declare his intention and eminently qualify for the national chairmanship seat.
The governor said that he started campaigning for Nasarawa State to produce the next National Chairman even before Al-Makura openly indicated interest to contest.
“Nasarawa is the only state that produced a governor in 2011 under the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), hence it is being called the political laboratory of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Al-Makura as the only governor under the defunct CPC who stood with President Buhari and led the party to merger with other parties in 2015, deserved to be given the opportunity.
“Other parties in the merger have had their share of the National Chairmanship seat except CPC, so it is only right that Al-Makura should be considered,” Sule added.
The stakeholders meeting had in attendance APC stalwarts from the state including past and serving members of the national and state assembly.
Speaking on behalf of the national assembly members from the state at the event, Sen. Godiya Akwashiki (APC, Nasarawa North), said Al-Makura remained the best choice for the national chairmanship seat of the party, hence their endorsement of his aspiration.
He noted that Al-Makura who nurtured and strengthened the defunct CPC up to merger have the capacity to lead the APC to victory in 2023.
“If elected as Chairman of the party in the forthcoming convention, Al-Makura would replicate his records of achievement in the administration of party.
“Al-Makura’s chairmanship of APC holds much good for the party’s fortune ahead of 2023 elections and beyond,” he added.
Also, Mr John Mamman, Nasarawa State Chairman of the APC appealed to the party to zone its National Chairmanship seat to Nasarawa State.
According to him, the state was the only one that produced a governor under the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) in 2011 and urged the party to reward it with National Chairmanship seat. (NAN).