The senate president, Sen David Mark, on Saturday said that the former minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has betrayed President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by dumping the party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Sen Mark made the remark in Keffi while addressing PDP supporters during the Nasarawa State governorship campaign flag-off saying Jonathan is not in support of his gubernatorial ambition in APGA.
He called on the people of the state to disregard all claims, name dropping and insinuations making the rounds that President Jonathan is in support of Labaran Maku’s gubernatorial aspiration under the platform of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state.
“I want to call on you and other Nigerians to disregard insinuations going round the state that our president is supporting Mr. Labaran Maku in the state for his governorship ambition under APGA”, adding that, “President Jonathan is in PDP and will never support any candidate outside the PDP”.
“The former Information minister, after he benefited a lot from the PDP government has defected to APGA; such decision is not in the best interest of the PDP and nobody should say that President Jonathan is supporting his governorship ambition in the state”.
“President Jonathan is only supporting all the PDP candidates in the country and I call on you and other Nigerians to disregard any information regarding supporting Maku as it is not only false but unfounded and created by those who want to create division in the party”, Mark said.
Mark called on Nigerians to vote President Jonathan and all PDP candidates during the February election regardless of ethnic, religion, adding that it is only PDP that would bring the much needed dividends of democracy to Nigerians.
He said a vote for PDP is a vote for quality education, peace, development and a vote for transformation in all the sectors of the economy and assured Nigerians of the federal government commitment.[Leadership]