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2019: Tension as Al-Makura backs Dangote official

There was tension in Nasarawa State yesterday following an alleged support being given to one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirants in the state by Governor Tanko Al-Makura.

Tension heightened following reports trending on social media and in some quarters that the governor had settled for a General Manager of Dangote Sugar, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule as his preferred candidate.

Sources close to Al-Makura said the governor had had a meeting with a few of the APC governorship aspirants, including the state’s Deputy Speaker, Godiya Akwashiki, in Abuja where he persuaded him and the Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Agara, who was present at the meeting, to step down for Sule.

The meeting, according to sources, lasted for few hours when the governor called a shot when he was sure that the invitees were convinced by his persuasion to jettison their governorship ambition in favour of his choice candidate.

New Telegraph, August 29, 2018


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