Top PDP governorship aspirants move to stop Al-Makura’s impeachment

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Unable accurately calculate where pendulum would swing should embattled Governor of Nasarawa, Tanko Al-Makura, be removed, top governorship of Peoples (PDP) state are said be perfecting plans aimed at scuttling the against the governor.

The calculation is that once Al-Makura is impeached and Luka Barau assumes office, the power of incumbency would be his advantage, as he would hold forth as governor till the February 2015 governorship election thus reducing their chances of ever being the .

ThisDay gathered that this is the political interest of the top PDP governorship , hence the plot scuttle and throw open the governorship primary election of the party


The PDP governorship said to be linked with the manoeuvres are the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, Solomon Ewuga and former John Danboyi.

This Day was reliably informed that the plot by to stop the of Al-Makura is hinged on the fear that the immediate beneficiary of the would be the deputy governor, Barau, who defected from the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) to the PDP.

According to the source, “With the impeachment of the governor, the deputy governor would become the substantive governor since it was a joint ticket. This is unlike the impeachment of Murtala Nyako of and his deputy, James Ngillari, and the assumption of the Speaker of the , Hon. Fintiri, as the acting governor pending 90 days for a election.”

All of them belong to the Northern zone of the state and have produced a governor since the creation of the state by the regime of late General Sani Abacha.