Ahead of the ex-minister of Information’s open declaration to vie for Governorship of Nasarawa state on Monday (today) the immediate past minister escaped death by the whisker during a stakeholders meeting at his country home of Nasarawa Eggon, the headquarter of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government.
Labaran Maku is expected to visit the state party secretariat along Jos Road by 1:00pm (This afternoon) to openly declare his intention to run for the governorship seat of the home of solid mineral, It was uncovered by a source from the party secretariat.
It was a carnival of assault, arson and violence following the eruption of political skirmishes between the supporters of the immediate past Information minister,Labaran Maku, Barrister Solomon Ewuga and Chris Mamman over who emerges as the sole consensus candidate of the opposition party in Nasarawa state, the People’s Democratic Party ahead of the 2015 governorship election.
The clashed happened at the end of Eggon stakeholders meeting held at the palace of the monarch of Eggon,Aren Eggon,Dr Bala Abene Angbazo on Sunday evening, The peace assembly terminated in gridlock as no pact was reached, this ignited the free for all fight.
Impeccable sources told universalreporters247.com that the meeting, which was to certify an Eggon candidate under the umbrella of the PDP ended in a cacophony, as the situation turned rowdy as no agreement was reached.
Aggrieved supporters of Ewuga, being the anointed aspirant having the full support of Eggon nation, according to information attack the supporters of Maku and Chris Mamman, the immediate past National president of Eggon Cultural Development Association; It took the intervention of heavily armed soldiers to quell the disorderly situation.
At the time of filling this report, the immediate past Information minister escaped by the whisker while the vehicle of the former ECDA national , Chris Mamman was burnt to fragments, the upset youths it was learnt evicted the Toyota car before it was burnt down.
The grievances of Eggon youth may not be unconnected with the coming out of the ex-ECDA national president to contest for the governorship of the state.
The Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Numan in a telephone interview confided the burning of Car belonging to Chris Mamman.
Numan said the police are on top of the situation; He confirms that those found wanting in the mayhem will face the consequence of their impertinence, he further revealed that no arrest has been made yet.