Embattled APGA Guber Candidate In Nasarawa, Matthew Ombugaku, Vows To Seek Legal Action Against Party, INEC By Rabiu Omaku, Lafia
The authentic flag-bearer of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa state has taken a bold step to engage the Independent National Electoral Commission, the National Secretariat of the party and Maku in a legal battle to reclaim his stolen mandate.
Ombugaku gave the hint in a telephone interview as he vowed to fight to the conclusive conclusion until the party do the right thing. He opined that he remain to defend what belong to him.
The embattled governorship flagbearer described the position of the National secretariat of the party as a total flaw, saying he will engaged them in a battle to finish including the erstwhile Information Minister and his cohorts.
He said he didn’t recognize the position of the party, for short-changing him as the legally elected governorship candidate for February 2015 election, adding that he remains the winner of the party Guber primaries held at Manyi Hotel Lafia.
Matthew Ombugaku asserted that the party lack the power to short change his name without his prior consent to run for Governorship of Nasarawa State.
“Where was Maku when I nurtured APGA from the scratch? We had two hours interaction with Labaran Maku, but I didn’t step down for him and all of a sudden I had that Maku was the anointed candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.”
Labaran Maku was in limbo following aftermath of his defeat by Yusuf Agabi who polled 214 votes as against Maku who polled 160 votes at the PDP governorship primaries held at the Guest House of the Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa.
The former Minister was grappling with grim situation, this foist Maku to lured the National Secretariat of Labour party to grab the party ticket, but the attempt to short change the gubernatorial candidate, Innocent Lagi has created a lot of confusion leading to leading battle.
In a document made available to universalreporters247.com by the former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Innocent Lagi unfolded that Labaran Maku lured the party secretariat with a whooping sum of N12.5 million to short change the party election primaries.
Maku’s desperation to be the governor of Nasarawa State by 2015 is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back, only time will tell what will be the political future of the power drunken Minister who was insisting that power must shift to the North.