Contrary to reports that Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has endorsed the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar after a meeting held in United Arab Emirate (UAE), the Governor has said the reports were fabricated by opposition elements with the intention to smear his position in the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Governor who made the clarification in a statement issued by his Director, Strategic Communications and Press Affairs, Yakubu Laimai said the alleged meeting never took place. The statement described the allegations as irresponsible propaganda being sponsored in Nasarawa State over 2019.
“The governor has never at any given time held a closed-door meeting in Dubai, UAE, with PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over 2019 general elections as published by an online media in the state.
"The claim that Governor Tanko Al-Makura has agreed to work for Atiku Abubakar to ensure he wins the presidential polls in Nasarawa State is not only a fallacy, distraction and attempts to sow seeds of discord in APC and with President Muhammadu Buhari, but a plan by the opposition to destroy the governor’s hard-earned good records in the state.”