by James Sambo
Former Information Minister, Labaran Maku, has come under heavy criticism from President Goodluck Jonathan, Senate President, David Mark; and a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ahmadu Ali.
According to the trio, Maku is a liar and ingrate, who is greedy for power, owing to his defection from the PDP for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
While Jonathan described Maku’s defection as anti-party, Mark said the former minister was a liar and Ali said he’s an ingrate.
The PDP chieftains made the comments on Tuesday, January 27, at the Lafia Township Stadium during the PDP presidential rally.
Jonathan refuted the former minister’s claim that he encouraged him to join APGA, saying he never had such a discussion with Maku and that he could never be involved in anti-party activities.
Meanwhile, Mark said Maku would have to apologise and retrace his steps, before he could be accepted back to the fold of the PDP.
He said: “Don’t be deceived by any son of yours that says he has been put in another party to run for the governorship. Mr. President is PDP from top to bottom.”
Ali on the other hand, described Maku as an ingrate, accusing him of using the platform of the party to rise to stardom, only to later cross-carpet because of greed.
He accused the former Minister of using the name of the President in his bid to realise an ambition that would never be actualized, owing to his lack of required integrity.