The governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura has frowned at the online reports of secretly meeting with the PDP presidential candidate in Dubai ahead of 2019 elections making the rounds.
The governor who denied meeting with Atiku to support his presidential ambition against Buhari warned against his name being linked to the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar against APC presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said this in a terse statement signed by Yakubu Laimai, his Director, Strategic Communications and Press Affairs.
Al-Makura blamed the opposition party for the report, saying the calculated attempt was designed to smear his political position in his mother-party, APC, describing the allegations as propaganda being sponsored in Nasarawa State over 2019.
The statement read: “The governor has never at any given time held a closed-door meeting in Dubai, UAE, with PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over 2019 general elections as published by an online media in the state.
“The claim that Governor Tanko Al-Makura has agreed to work for Atiku Abubakar to ensure he wins the presidential polls in Nasarawa State is not only a fallacy, distraction and attempts to sow seeds of discord in APC and with President Muhammadu Buhari, but a plan by the opposition to destroy the governor’s hard-earned good records in the state.”