I will not contest for any elective position in 2019 – Al-Makura

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state says he will not contest for any elective position after the end of his tenure in 2019.

He said this during a media chat to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nasarawa State, debunking claims that he had plans to be a Senator in 2019.

Al-Makura said, “Contesting for  the senatorial seat is not in my plan as some people are insinuating and already calling me Senator. These are mere speculations. I want to see myself as a leader and father of the state after my tenure as governor in 2019”.

He further added, “Nasarawa-North senatorial district should produce the next governor of the state in 2019, based on understanding, but I don’t have the powers to choose who will be the next governor. I am too small to choose or decide who will succeed me in 2019, but we are all aware that Nasarawa-West governed the state for eight years and Nasarawa-South as well.  We are in a democracy; the people of the state have the right to choose who will govern them”.

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