The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has said that the controversy surrounding the party’s governorship candidate in Nasarawa State has been resolved as the name of immediate past Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has been submitted and accepted by INEC.
The Party had before now denied Maku the ticket but the party’s National Chairman, Mr Victor Umeh, confirmed Maku as the flag bearer to Channels Television correspondent on the phone.
The coast seems clear for Mr Labaran Maku to run for governor on the platform of APGA, after failing to secure the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he had been very visible in confronting opposition parties.
He stated categorically, “Mr Labaran Maku is our governorship candidate in Nasarawa State. We have submitted his name and same has been accepted by INEC.
“There is no question about the party’s governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, Maku’s name has been accepted by the party and INEC.”
There was some drama a week before, over who would fly the party’s flag in Nasarawa State, when news of Mr Maku emerging as APGA candidate broke.
The controversy stemmed from the claim by Mr Matthew Unbugaku who reportedly claimed the ticket.