The Nasarawa State chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance Nasarawa on Saturday declared the immediate past Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku as its governorship candidate for the 2015 election.
Mr. Maku was presented along with his running mate, Ibrahim Abu, amid tight security.
On the occasion, the Chairman of the party in the state, Ifeanyi Amakor, who presented Maku to state and local government party executives said the party chose Maku in the best interest of the party and the people of the state.
Amakor said Maku possessed the required leadership capacity and pedigree to win the governorship election on the platform of the APGA in the state.
“I want to use this opportunity to unveil Maku as our candidate for APGA for the governorship in Nasarawa State and to clear every rumour going round the clock that Maku is not our candidate, let me tell you, we don’t have two candidates in the state; the only candidate we have is Maku,” he said.
He asked party members to remain resolute in their quest to win the governorship contest in the February, 28 election.
Responding shortly after his presentation, Maku pledged that if given the mandate, he would create massive youth empowerment and job opportunities to enhance the economy and bring about peaceful co-existence in the state.
Maku also promised to provide leadership that would bring about change and infrastructural development of the state when voted to power.