by Isi Esene
The dream of the Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party to have Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura back in its fold might yet remain an unfulfilled fantasy.
The governor, who dumped the PDP to join the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and went on to pull one of the biggest upsets in the Nation’s political history by defeating the then PDP incumbent, Aliyu Akwe Doma, described as false rumours suggesting his return to the party he left in 2010.
He declared this while responding to media reports which quotes the Nasarawa State Chairman of the PDP, James Angbazo, who was said to have described Al-Makura as a PDP member at heart and went on to insinuate his possible return to the PDP fold.
The governor responded saying, “I will be the last person to go to PDP. Even if I have to be the last person, before I will go, the sun will rise from the west and set in the east, which is an impossibility.”
He narrated his bitter experience in the PDP saying, “I was ostracized by the party and was treated unfairly without taking into consideration some of the rights and privileges that I deserve.
“As far as I am concerned, I bid them farewell since the end of 2010 when I joined CPC.”
He expressed his preference for the CPC describing it as his “party of choice”.
He said: “I have found myself in the right place with CPC because my philosophy, my ideals, my way of life are in tandem with the philosophy of the CPC.”
We have seen many politicians profess their undying love for a party one day and the next day ‘cross-carpeting’ to another, we shall be observing to see how long this Al-Makura/CPC love affair will last.