No Rift Between Me And Gov Sule – Al-Makura

A former governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has laid to rest the lingering speculations of rift between him and his successor, Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Al-Makura, who is also the immediate past Senator representing Nasarawa-South senatorial district at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, said the supposed discontent is untrue and baseless.

Senator Al-Makura superintendent over Nasarawa State from 2011, and handed over power to the incumbent in May 2019.

He said the speculations of alleged bad blood between him and the incumbent governor were fueled by mischief makers.

He cleared the air on the matter while fielding questions from journalists during a private visit to Governor Sule at the Nasarawa Governor’s Lodge in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said: “Speculation is the oil that fuels politics. If there are no speculations and insinuations, then we are not playing politics.

“There are people who are angling and strategizing to have a place in the political space and any opening they have is to create confusion, speculations and all kinds of bad blood in a bid to be close to the seat of power.”

The former governor said himself and the governor have realised the antics of desperate politicians trying to sow seeds of discord between them, adding that they are working together to build a virile and prosperous Nasarawa State.

“A lot of times we hear so many fairy tales about me or about the governor, but between me and him we actually know the dynamics of political activities and that has not taken our commitment, affinity and camaraderie together.

“Whatever you hear is rumour and will remain a rumour. We are together and the relationship between us is cordial,” he said.

According to him, Nasarawa State is on the right track under Governor Sule, adding that the state has been witnessing unprecedented growth and development under the present government.

“I want to appeal to all stakeholders to support the governor in his untiring effort to steer the state on the path of development and growth,” he stated.

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