The Nasarawa State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has endorsed the candidature Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for the position of National Chairman of the party.
Al-Makura, was endorsed during a press conference by Progressive for Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, at the Taal Conference Hotel, Lafia.
The APC stakeholders drawn from the thirteen Local Government Areas including the State Chairman of the party, Dr John Mamman, were present when members of a political group, Progressives For Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, made the call.
Speaking earlier, the convener of the Press Conference, Makpa Malla, explained that the endorsement was aimed at leaving no citizen of the country in doubt that they were solidly behind Al-Makura to emerge victorious in the forthcoming Extra-ordinary National Convention of the party.
“Senator Tanko Al-Makura is not only a son of Nasarawa, but he is also a nationalist whose legacies and achievements in leadership are worthy of replication on a wider scale. We believe that this step taken today would pave way for the eventual emergence of Al-Makura as National Chairman of our party” he said.
He begged that the leadership of the party at the National level and other party leaders across the 36 states in the country to zoning the office of the national chairman to the north-central and micro-zone the position to Nasarawa.
“We are appealing to the entire leadership structure of our great party that in its much-anticipated guideline for the forthcoming Extra-ordinary National Convention, to consider zoning the office of the national chairman of the party to the north-central, due to the strategic position the zone occupies in the political permutation of the country”
“This step we are taking today is aimed at leaving no one in doubt, anywhere in the country, that Nasarawa state is rock-solid and adamantly poised at standing by her very worthy son through this journey towards the Extra-ordinary National Convention of the party as a National Chairmanship contender.
“We believe that this step taken today would pave the way for the eventual emergence of an Al-Makura National Chairmanship of our party,” Malla maintained.
On his part, Nasarawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. John Mamman, asked the hierarchy of the APC to zone the national championship position of the party to Nasarawa State.
“APC should be fair to the Congress for Progressives Change (CPC) and zone it’s National Chairmanship position to Nasarawa State” he said.