The Uphill Task of Governor Al-Makura Ahead of 2015 By Rabiu Omaku,Lafia
Fresh fact has emerged following the recent misunderstanding between Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura and the estranged Deputy Governor, Dameshi Luka, Governor is Al-Makura going to face stiff opposition in the state in spite of the forthcoming Local Government election slated for 22/03/2014
The recent decamping of Dameshi Luka has added more weight to the opposition political party, The People’s Democratic Party who constituted the majority in the state House of Assembly.
The present upheaval may consume the All Progressives Change, The decamping of Luka Barau, elected under the platform of the APC to the PDP is an indication of supremacy of power between the presidency and Nasarawa state Governor.
The Governor is going to taste the vinegary piles of politicking come 2015, The fortress of the APC in Nasarawa state is shaking as the PDP gains more weight to fight the chief executive.
An investigation indicates that the chief executive is going to experience toughness time of Governance with the conglomeration of astute politicians working against incumbent shendam road landlord.
The PDP majority lawmakers garner support for the embattle Deputy Governor, Insider from the NSHA reveal that the PDP lawmakers will have it easily to impeach the state Governor if the situation warrant his impeachment.
“If a serving Governor died or was impeach the Deputy Governor who is the next in command takes over the baton of leadership from either an ailing or death Governor”.
The uphill task of Al-Makura is the fast approaching Local Government election, The Governor may facade some difficulties to take control of some Local Governments of Doma, Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga which are described as PDP flash point.
The ousted Governor Akwe Doma remain relevant in Doma politics in spite of his daunting challenges he remain a cynosure for politicians, The ruling APC may not have it likely to win the chairmanship slot of the locality.
Also in Akwanga, Damishe Luka ,Michael Abdul ,Philip Gyunka and Peter Mbucho members House of Assembly will slug it out with Arch. Stanley Buba,The interim chairman of the APC.
The outcome of Nasarawa Local Government come 22/03/2014 will determine the providence of Governor Al-Makura’ re-election bid in 2015,The Governor may face sticky situation.
The upshot of the APC primaries state wide has come and gone but the dust continued to lingers in the air as some aggrieved contestant vow to cause perplexity and uproar.
It was authoritatively gathered that the interim committee chairman of the APC,The embattled Stanley Buba foist the Deputy Governor to jump ship, members of the APC accused the interim chairman dancing to the tune of the chief executive.
The internal rumpus that rock the option A4 adopted in the recent APC primaries has cause a great gap in the party which if time is not taken may consume the APC structure.
The defection of Deputy Governor at this critical period of Local Government election is going to affect the APC following a called on his teeming supporters to jump ship to the PDP.
The intervention of the presidency in Nasarawa political rift may yield fruitful result with the sour relationship that exists between the Governor and the NSHA.
It could be recalled that Governor Al-Makura on assumption of office from 29th May 2011has passed through series of impeachment threat.
Some of the herculean task of Governor Al-Makura returning to the seat of power by 2015 is tentative, some of the huddle are the recent decision to sack some cabinet members loyal to the embattle Deputy Governor.
The commissioners loyal to the Deputy Governor are Honorable Samuel Meshi representing Akwanga Local Government, Honorable Danladi Madaki, The commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resource may also be affected in the shake-up.
Madaki was a former and two time member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly held from Udegi Development Area created out of Nasarawa Local Government, The staunch card carrying member of the PDP was lured with political appointment as a cabinet member to pave way for HRH.Halilu Bala Usman to be coronated as the Osu Ajiri .
Danladi Madaki, it could be recalled contested for the stool of the paramount ruler but lost to an ex-Deputy Governor of Plateau state who was a Government candidate.
All other political appointees ranging from Advisers favor by the Deputy Governor may also be affected, The decision of the state Governor did not go down well with movers and shakers in the APC fold.
Ahead of the forthcoming Local Government election, The PDP is at the vantage position due to the internal lacuna that rock the party following the introduction of option A4 which gives room for the conduct of congresses in the thirteen Local Government.
It could recalled that vast of movers and shakers of the APC has decamp to the PDP,The are as follow
1.Senator Solomon Ewuga,senator representing Nasarawa North.
2.Reps.David Embugadu representing Nasarawa Eggon/Wamba/Akwanga.
3.Reps.Haruna Kigbu representing Lafia/Obi federal constituency
4.Nawani Governorship aspirant in 2011 election under Labor Party
5.Professor.Onje Gye-wado a Governorship contender under the ACN in 2011 election
6.Adamu Sule Liman former Special Adviser to Governor Al-Makura on Assembly matters among others.