by Ranti Joseph
Nasarawa State governor and governor-elect, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, said the Yoruba race was the stronghold behind the success recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the just-concluded general election in the country.
Al-Makura, who disclosed this at the Presidential Lodge in Lafia, the state capital, on Tuesday while receiving Yoruba community in the state, led by its president, Afeez Adigun, stressed that the role played by the tribe during the merger process of all opposition parties could not be quantified in terms of money.
He also said that apart from monumental achievements of APC-led governments in various states, which resorted to the success of the party during the elections, Nigerians were truly yearning for change, due to competence and trust they have in the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari.
Al-Makura, said he would forever remain grateful to Yoruba race, especially the role it played during his re-election, stating that despite the fact that the people were not from the state, they appreciated projects executed by his administration in the past three and a half years.