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- The governor commends senators and members of the House of Representatives from the state for refusing to join the defectors recently at the National Assembly
Governor Umaru Al-Makura on Thursday, August 2, expressed confidence that the gale of defections sweeping across various state chapters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) would not reach Nasarawa state.
“The gale of defections rocking the APC will not reach Nasarawa; I am very confident of that,” Al-Makura declared in Lafia, during an expanded stakeholders’ meeting of the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor commended APC members of the National Assembly from the state for remaining resolute in support of the party.
He urged them to remain loyal party members.
Governor Al-Makura also thanked Senator Abdullahi Adamu, who represents Nasarawa West and the two APC members of the House of Representatives for their commitment, seriousness and dedication to effective service delivery.
The governor further said that Nasarawa state would always support Muhammadu Buhari as he assured the president of bloc votes in 2019.
Al-Makura said that the stakeholders meeting was convened to reaffirm commitment to the vision, mission and aspiration of the party, and lauded the stakeholders for their doggedness over time.
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He urged stakeholders to disregard speculations by people seeking to break the ranks of APC in the state, saying that the party was “fully intact”.
It was learnt that at the meeting, the stakeholders endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid following a motion by Al-Makura which was seconded by Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Senator Abduallhi Adamu attributed the recent developments in the country’s political space to acts of jealousy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements.
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