Al-Makura declares bid for APC chairmanship


Former Nasarawa state governor and current senator representing Nasarawa central, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, , has declared his interest to contest for the office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Al-Makura declared his bid while speaking at a campaign rally ahead of the party’s Local government congresses in the state on Monday.

The former Nasarawa governor told his audience that he was presenting himself for the position to foster unity in the APC.

He said if elected, he will ensure that the values that birthed the party in 2014 are preserved.

The ruling party has not officially announced a “zoning arrangement”, but there has been in talks of a power shift to the south after the tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari ends in 2023.

If the party zones the national chairmanship to the north, Al-Makura will be up against the likes of Ali Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno state, and Abdulaziz Yari, former governor of Zamfara state.

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