Former Governor, Senator Al-Makura with his successor, Engineer Sule, right
By our correspondent
Immediate past Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-makura has again dismissed insinuations suggesting that they are at loggerheads with his successor and incumbent Governor Abdullahi Sule.
Senator Al-makura made the clarification in a chat with the Government House press crew, shortly after paying a visit on Governor Sule, at the Governor’s Lodge, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The former governor restated his commitment to work together with his successor, as one united family, towards making Nasarawa State a better place for all and sundry.
Senator Al-makura dismissed such rumours and insinuations as the antics of those jostling for political space, who are counting on creating confusion and all manner of bad blood, in order to create the avenue to participate.
The former governor described rumours as the oil that energizes politics.
“If there are no speculations, there are no insinuations then we are not playing politics.
“There are people who are angling and strategizing to have a place, a space. And the only opening they have is to create confusion, speculations and all kinds of bad blood, so that that will create the avenue for their participation.
“We have realized that. A lot of times you hear so many fairy tells about me or about the Governor but between me and him we have understood and actually know the dynamics of political activities.
“That has not taken our commitment, affinity and camaraderie together. Whatever you hear is rumour and it remains rumour. And that is the fuel that energizes politics.
“As far as I am concerned, we are working together and a united family that will wish Nasarawa State to be a better place for everyone of us,” Al-makura stated.