Lafia – Mr. Labaran Maku, the immediate past Minister of Information, on Thursday, said that his ambition to contest in the 2015 governorship election in Nasarawa State is intact.
The former minister said this while delivering his New Year Message at St. Williams Cathedral, Lafia.
Maku said that in spite of what happened recently at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election, he was still moving on with his ambition to contest in the 2015 governorship election.
He disclosed that the Appeal Panel had yet to respond to the petition he submitted to it on the outcome of the state’s governorship primaries conducted by the PDP.
“I want to assure my supporters that no amount of conspiracy by a few people will stop me from contesting the 2015 general elections,” he said.
He advised the electorate not to vote for candidates on religious or ethnic basis, but to choose those with dispositions to tackle the challenges confronting the state.
He urged all his supporters to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, even though he might not contest on the platform of PDP.
The former minister said Jonathan deserved a second term because of what he had done in transforming all the sectors of the nation’s economy.
Maku said “Jonathan is the best President this country has ever produced.’’
While calling on his supporters to remain law abiding, he said he would, in a matter of days, unveil his new platform to the public.