APC: Al- Makura contest for National Chairmanship position
Written by awawa on October 5, 2021
Former Governor and current Nasarawa South Senator- Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has declared his intention to contest for the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the party’s forth-coming national convention.
He said his desire to campaign for the national championship of the APC is borne out of his conviction to safeguard the good tenets of President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
“I feel this time is auspicious and the venue of this grand finale is important. Today I take the opportunity of this grand finale to make a declaration about my aspiration to contest for the office of APC national chairman in the coming convention.
I consider this important because this is my base, this is my Local government where my ward and even the zonal headquarters is. This is where my umbilical cord that gave rise to my political aspiration is.
I, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, wish to contest for the position of APC chairman. I am doing this to ensure cohesion , party unity and to ensure that those values and attributes that came with the emergence of the legacy parties have been kept alive.He made this declaration on Monday during the grand finale of the Local Government Chairmanship Campaign of candidate of APC in Lafia Local Government area of the State at Lafia East Primary School.
In 1980, Almakura became the Youth Leader of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) in the old Plateau State. He was elected to the constitution Assembly of 1988–89, representing the Lafia–Obi Federal Constituency of what is now Nasarawa State. He was State Secretary of the National Republican Convention (NRC) Party in Plateau State from 1990 to 1992. Al-makura was a founding member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State in 1998.
Al-Makura defected from the PDP after losing the primary elections for the Nasarawa Governor competition. Al-Makura was elected Governor of Nasarawa State, Nigeria on 26 April 2011, running on the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) ticket. He defeated the incumbent governor, Aliyu Akwe-Doma of the PDP.
He assured the people of the State of his commitment towards ensuring equity, fairness, justice and give everyone one who is a supporter of the party equal opportunity even those that defected to the party recently when he become the National Chairman of the Party.