Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, representing Nasarawa South Senatorial Zone, recently expressed his unwavering support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) agenda, despite his defeat in the February 25 senatorial election to Muhammed Onawo Ogoshi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Although rumours circulated that the former Nasarawa state governor had joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to challenge Governor Abdullahi Sule of the APC, Al-Makura denied the claims, refuting them as false information propagated by “unemployed politicians and rumour paddlers who take glee in giving the dog a bad name to hang it.”
It was also suggested that Senator Al-Makura was upset with Governor Sule for not supporting his bid for election to the National Assembly’s red chambers.
A statement from the camp of the outgoing senator read, “The attention of His Excellency, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has been drawn to the above mischievous and fake news published by Nasarawa Mirror on Monday, 01/03/2023.
“Senator Al-Makura, no matter the circumstances, has never in his wildest imagination, contemplated working against his party, APC, and its candidates, simply because he lost an election.
“Senator Al-Makura is a bonafide member of APC, whose commitment to campaign for Gov Abdullahi Sule and other candidates of the ruling party in his zone, remain unshakable, towards ensuring they emerge victorious
“The general public is hereby advised to disregard this rumour and fake news from detractors seeking to confuse members of the APC”.