Irked by the rising spate of destruction of billboards and campaign posters by members of the All Progressives Congress, The state governor has cautioned party followers in the state to play politics according to the rule instead of causing acrimony and rancor.
Al-Makura gave the charge at Tunga community of Awe Local Government in continuation of his state-wide campaign rally at the weekend, The governor who is seeking re-election condemn the destruction of billboard and posters of opponent as a bad omen to politicking.
He said government would not fold her arms while destruction reign in the state at his watchful eyes, describing politics of bitterness as old fashion in Nasarawa state, The governor promised the people of Tunga more dividend of democracy if re-elected into office.
He emphasized that the APC under him would give impetus to Health and road projects which remain a nagging problem of the area, He however said the existing Primary Health Care would be upgraded to the status of Comprehensive Health Care Centre.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura in addition opined that the upgrading of Primary Health Care to Comprehensive Health Care status will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of commoners in the area by assuring that people have access to better health care delivery.
He attributed the delay on the construction of Awe-Tunga road to the decision of the Federal Government to linked Awe-Tunga as well construct a bridge across Tunga River linking Taraba state.
“The decision of the Federal Government to extend Awe-Lafia Federal road to Tunga necessitate our position to construct a befitting road network in Tunga, But i assured you we will persuade this to the conclusion”.
He assured the people of the community that his regime may not hesitate to take over the construction of the road depending on the commitment of the Federal Government, He chastise the opposition party in the state for less commitment towards addressing the nagging needs of rural dwellers.
Reacting on the twenty percent deduction of staff salary in the state,Al-Makura attributed the present economic crunch and the fall in oil price to the ongoing debacle ,which he said was a national phenomenon.
“It was not intentional from us, But we are assuring workers that we are on top of the situation, And for our teachers we will do our possible best to settle teacher’s salary as we are grappling with grim situation”, said governor Al-Makura.
speaking on the postponement of election by the electoral umpire, He said no delay would change the agitation by people demanding for change, saying expectation of the victory of the party necessitate the six weeks extended as widely spread by the media.
Spokesman to the immediate past PDP government in the state before his recent defection to the APC, Hon.Mustapha Abdullahi affirmed that change is imminent in the country, The former commissioner of Information under the reign of governor Aliyu Akwe Doma advocated for a positive change.
“Al-Makura came, He saw and he Conquered, People are aware and felt the impact of the current administration in the state”.
The political gathering in Awe ,The headquarter of Awe Local Government was well attended by crème de la crème of the area while the campaign rally and the official elevation of the status of Sarkin Tunga to third class status was welcome with an applause amidst mammoth crowd.