Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura yesterday said he would be the last person to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and described the party as “history.”
Al-Makura who was elected on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) was reacting to media reports suggesting that he was likely to return to the party he abandoned prior to his election.
“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.”
Recalling his ordeal in the PDP, Al-Makura said despite his contributions to the party as an “ardent member” and one who “made the party what it is” in the state, he “unfairly ostracised. “As far as I am concerned, I bid them farewell since the end of 2010 when I joined CPC.”
“Security is the most devastating factor pulling down the ability of the North to stay afloat,” he said. He also noted that the piecemeal access to revenue and poor statutory allocation to states in the North have substantially placed Northern states at a disadvantage.