Nasarawa guber: Senators Adamu, Al-makura stand by Engineer Sule
…As two former governors dismiss alleged rift.
Senators Abdullahi Adamu and Umaru Tanko Al-makura, two former governors of Nasarawa State, have restated their resolve to stand by incumbent Governor Abdullahi Sule, ahead of the of the appeal seeking to restore his mandate.
The two former governors made their resolve known shortly after a meeting with Governor Sule in Lafia, on Monday.
Speaking to journalists at the end of the brief meeting, Senator Adamu, said it in in their collective interest to remain united in order to restore hope in the state and country at large.
The immediate past national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), added that it has become necessary for them to unite because the state is in a state of flux, following the outcome of the 2023 governorship election.
Senator Adamu used the opportunity to dismissed insinuations suggesting that a rift exist between the three of them.
“The moment a society doesn’t have this kind of air, then it’s not a society. The people who don’t mean well to the state are the ones peddling the kind of rumour you are talking about. I don’t know anybody who will come tomorrow but for those of us who have been and are being, we love this state.
“It’s people who don’t mean well, people who believe there must be crisis, there has to be misunderstanding between the leaders for them to benefit. They are the ones promoting this. We have no reason, we have nothing to benefit from the disunity of this state. I repeat nothing whatsoever.
“We are at the moment in a state of flux because of the outcome of the last election. And it’s in our interest more than any body’s interest to be united, to be able to restore hope in the state and the country. That is the reason we are here for and we will continue to do so for as long as we breathe,” he stated.
Also speaking, Senator Al-makura said as former governors, they have a duty to support incumbent Governor Sule.
“As former governors, we have a duty to support the administration of colleague and at any point in time, for whatsoever reason, if there are crises or worries, we may not need to be invited because we are critical stakeholders and statesmen,” he added.
The immediate past governor equally dismissed claims of misunderstanding between them, stressing that, giving the affinity and relationship existing between them, all insinuations of rift between them are mere speculation.
“This is a usual routine meeting that we have been having right from the time His Excellency came on board. People may not know because we may not announce our routine consultations to advice and counsel on issues that affect the state.
“That is why our meetings with His Excellency is very paramount, very important especially at this point in time when we are being challenged by certain situations. That we need to get our heads together to forge ahead.
“I can assure you, we are working together and we are focused and we are urging all our supporters and stakeholders to emulate our good relationships and also support this administration in whatever way that they can. I believe given this affinity, relationship and love that exist between ourselves, all the insinuations you are hearing about not seeing eye to eye or in talking terms are mere speculations or fake news.
“We here. We have always been here. We have been talking to ourselves virtually on a daily basis. I want to assure you, we are good to go and in sha Allah, this will be good for the people of Nasarawa State,” Senator Al-makura stated.